Goodyear Workers Wrongful Death Suit Survives

Law360, New York (August 19, 2009, 3:39 PM EDT) -- A group of major oil and chemical companies — including Chevron USA Inc. and Shell Oil Co. — has lost a bid to dismiss a suit brought by the families of three deceased Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. employees over exposure to toxic benzene-based solvents.

Unpersuaded by the companies' argument that they had discharged to Goodyear their duty to warn the workers about the toxic products, Judge Joseph Bataillon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska on Monday denied motions for summary judgment...
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