3rd Circ. Nixes Class In Rohm & Haas Cancer Cluster Row

Law360, New York (August 25, 2011, 8:25 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Thursday upheld the denial of certification for medical monitoring and property damage classes in a suit accusing Rohm and Haas Co. of contamination that allegedly caused a spike in brain cancer rates in an Illinois town.

In a precedential decision, a three-judge panel ruled that the district court had not erred in finding that the plaintiffs failed to sufficiently establish that all proposed class members suffered similar levels of vinyl chloride exposure or property damage as a result of the alleged contamination....
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