La. Court Allows Benzene Maintenance and Cure Claims to Proceed
December 6, 2013
NEW ORLEANS –– A Louisiana federal court has allowed a benzene plaintiff’s maintenance and cure claims to proceed, ruling that it was too early in the litigation to assess the validity of the claims.
In the same Dec. 3 order, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana did grant an unopposed motion to dismiss a number of future damages-related claims, but allowed a claim for future earnings to stand, reiterating the early stage of the proceedings.
The plaintiffs brought the claims on behalf of Franklin Ronald Jackson Sr., who was allegedly exposed to benzene while working on …