Defendants in La. Benzene Action File Motion to Dismiss, Cite Failure to State Claim

  • Shell Motion
  • Texaco Motion

NEW ORLEANS –– Two defendants named in an oil field worker’s benzene complaint have filed motions to dismiss, contending that the plaintiffs have failed to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. Cologne v. Shell Oil Co., et al., No. 12-735 (E.D. La.).

In the motions, filed May 1 and 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, defendants Texaco Downstream Properties Inc. and Shell Oil Co. alternatively ask for a more definite statement.

The underlying claims lawsuit alleges that Chris Cologne’s work in oil and gas fields exposed him to benzene, crude …


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