Benzene Plaintiffs Oppose Harley-Davidson’s Attempts to Appeal Order Denying Motion to Dismiss
December 4, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. –– Plaintiffs in a Missouri benzene case have opposed Harley-Davison’s (NYSE:HOG) efforts to appeal a recent federal court order that rejected its attempts to dismiss the case on collateral estoppel grounds.
In the Nov. 18 opposition brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the plaintiffs argue that Missouri recognizes an exception to collateral estoppel when there has been a change in the law.
Michelle Ideker filed the instant lawsuit, contending that she was exposed to benzene-containing products while working in Harley-Davidson’s paint and coating department for eight years. While …