Oil Cos. Can't Shake Goodyear Wrongful Death Suit

Law360, New York (October 21, 2009, 12:45 PM EDT) -- A group of oil and chemical companies — including Chevron USA Inc. and Shell Oil Co. — has lost a second attempt to toss a suit brought by the families of three Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. employees who died after years of alleged exposure to toxic benzene-based solvents.

Judge Joseph Bataillon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska on Tuesday rejected calls by the companies to reconsider his August ruling denying their motions for summary judgment, saying factual issues in the case...
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