Texas Explosion Suit Shifts To State Court For Possible MDL

Law360 (January 30, 2020, 7:47 PM EST) -- Texas residents who claim their homes were damaged in the wake of two explosions at a Texas chemical plant have dropped a federal suit but their attorneys say they plan to pursue the claims in state court, where TPC has requested similar cases be centralized into multidistrict litigation.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone agreed to dismiss a federal suit brought by lead plaintiff Christopher S. Harms against TPC Group Inc. stemming from Thanksgiving Eve explosions at the TPC plant in Port Neches, Texas. The move came just days after a Texas MDL panel stayed trial court proceedings in...

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