Calif. Parties Spar over Pleading Requirements in Benzene Case

LOS ANGELES -- Plaintiffs in a California benzene action have defended their third amended complaint, saying that the lawsuit sufficiently pleads causes of actions. Marsolais, et al. V. Does 1 through 1,000 inclusive, No. BC332581 (Calif. Super. Ct., Los Angeles Cty.).

However, World Oil Marketing, along with other defendants, have defended both their motions to strike portions of the complaint and motions to demurrer in replies filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court.

In an amended complaint filed Sept. 14, the plaintiffs reassert their causes of action for premises liability, negligence, strict liability and breach of implied warranty. The plaintiffs …


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