BP Defendants Seek to Preclude 'Other Person' Testimony in Upcoming Trial
October 18, 2006
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Defendants in an upcoming benzene trial have asked the court to preclude plaintiff's reference to 'other persons,' saying that it cannot be established that other individuals' illnesses are the same as the plaintiff's alleged injuries or that they resulted from the same exposure and occurred under the same circumstances. Detel v. BP Corporation North America Inc., et al., No. 04CV-207637 (Mo. Cir. Ct., Jackson Cty.).
Defendants BP Corporation North America Inc. and BP Products North America Inc. filed the in limine motion on Oct. 6, seeking to exclude testimony relating to other plaintiffs or people with …