Judge Sets Aside $1.76M Damages Award, Denies New Trial In Benzene Case
(August 15, 2016, 9:40 AM EDT) -- DAVENPORT, Iowa — A federal judge in Iowa on July 12 set aside a $1.76 million punitive damages award but denied a new trial to a group of chemical companies that contended that a wrongful death verdict related to benzene exposure was “inconsistent” and the verdict form was “erroneous” (Cheri Dahlin v. Lyondell Chemical Company, et al., No. 14-00085, S.D. Iowa, Davenport Div.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104789).
(Opinion available. Document #15-160816-012Z.)
In 2014, Cheri Dahlin sued Lyondell Chemical Co., Equistar Chemicals LP and...