Md. Court Tosses Breach of Warranty Claim in Benzene Case; Allows Plaintiff to Amend Punitive Damage Cause of Action
December 2, 2020
BALTIMORE –– A Maryland federal court has dismissed a count for breach of warranty in a benzene exposure suit, noting that the plaintiffs did not address challenges to the claim in his response.
In the same Nov. 23 order, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland granted the defendants’ motions to dismiss the punitive damage claim, but allowed the plaintiffs leave to amend the original complaint to add “specific allegations in support of his prayer for punitive damages.”
Jeffrey Harris filed the claims, contending that his work for the Advanced Development and Assembly Corporation –– a manufacturer …