5th Circ. Tosses Expert In Benzene Exposure Suit

Law360, New York (September 24, 2010, 3:25 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has excluded the key witness for a woman and her children seeking to hold Chevron USA Inc., Exxon Mobil Corp., Shell Oil Co. and others liable for the death of their husband and father from a rare bone marrow disease, dealing what could be a final blow to their case.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued the ruling Thursday, saying the opinion of Dr. Frank Gardner that benzene in gasoline could have caused the death of Malcolm LeBlanc,...
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