Iowa Federal Court Awards Summary Judgment in Benzene Case in Wake of 8th Circuit Opinion



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DES MOINES, Iowa –– An Iowa federal court has awarded summary judgment to defendants named in a benzene exposure lawsuit in the wake of an 8th Circuit opinion determining that the court should have originally granted the defendants’ motion since the lawsuit was discharged in bankruptcy.

In a March 14 order, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa awarded summary judgment to defendants Lyondell Chemical Co., Equistar Chemicals LP, and Equistar GP, LLC; prior to the 8th Circuit’s finding, a jury had awarded $3.52 million to the plaintiffs.

In January, the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals …






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