La. Judge Rejects Defense Motion to Dismiss, Finds Complaint Properly Pled

  • Opinion

NEW ORLEANS -- A Louisiana federal court has denied a motion to dismiss, finding that, at this stage in the litigation, the plaintiffs were not required to specifically name the defendants' products that allegedly caused the benzene-related injury. Moore, et al. v. BASF Corp., et al., No. 11-1001 (E.D. La.).

In the Nov. 21 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled that at this time, it is sufficient for the plaintiffs to merely allege that Craig Moore was exposed to the defendants' "benzene-containing products."

The plaintiffs contend that Moore's multiple myeloma was caused by exposure …


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