Widow: U.S. Supreme Court Should Hear Benzene Death Case Due To Circuit Split
Mealey's (August 26, 2016, 1:58 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Aug. 24 put on its docket a widow’s appeal of an appellate court ruling that affirmed the dismissal of her wrongful death lawsuit against Shell Oil Co. for her husband’s alleged exposure to gasoline containing benzene (Yolande Burst v. Shell Oil Company, et al., No. 16-241, U.S. Sup.).
Yolande Burst, individually and as the legal representative of Bernard Ernest Burst Jr., sued Shell Oil Co., Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Texaco Inc. in the U.S. District Court for...