Class Denied In Rohm And Haas Cancer Cluster Suit

Law360, New York (March 9, 2010, 3:14 PM EST) -- A federal judge has denied class certification in a lawsuit seeking damages from Rohm and Haas Co. over claims of contamination that caused a spike in brain cancer rates in an Illinois town.

Judge Gene E.K. Pratter of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Friday ruled that the plaintiffs in the case did not sufficiently establish that all of the proposed members of the class suffered the same levels of vinyl chloride for a class of individuals seeking medical monitoring to...
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