Parties Debate Causation At 5th Circuit Benzene Injury Oral Arguments
(May 16, 2016, 7:42 AM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — An attorney for a woman who contends that an oil company is responsible for her husband’s cancer and subsequent death said the District Court ignored statistically significant evidence, while an attorney for the company maintained that no gasoline studies supported the plaintiff’s position during oral arguments held before the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 25 (Yolande Burst v. Shell Oil Company, et al., No. 15-30592, 5th Cir.).
Yolande Burst, individually and as the legal representative of Bernard Ernest Burst...