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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Wrongful Death Benzene Case Against Gasoline Companies

Mealey's (October 11, 2016, 12:42 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 11 refused to hear a widow’s appeal in her wrongful death lawsuit against gasoline companies that she contended were liable for her husband’s death due to his exposure to benzene (Yolande Burst v. Shell Oil Company, et al., No. 16-241, U.S. Sup.).

Allegations

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 the Eastern District of Louisiana,...
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