1st Circuit Issues Briefing Notice in Benzene Plaintiffs’ Appeal of Dismissal

  • Briefing Schedule

BOSTON –– The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit has issued a briefing schedule for an appeal in which the plaintiffs have asked the court to review a decision that rejected the “linear no-threshold” analysis proffered in support of specific causation.

According to the Nov. 25 briefing schedule, the 1st Circuit is requiring the plaintiffs to submit their appellate brief by Jan. 6.

The 1st Circuit docketed the case on Sept. 17, according to a case opening notice filed with the court. The plaintiffs had filed their notice of appeal on Sept. 11, less than one week after …


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