NJ Court Revives Toxic Tort Case Against Shell, Others

Law360, New York (July 15, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Friday overturned the dismissal of a wrongful death toxic tort suit against Shell Oil Co. and others, ruling that the lower court improperly conducted its own scientific analysis of the evidence.

A three-judge panel for the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, also reversed the trial court's decision to bar two of plaintiff Nicholas Lewis' expert witnesses from testifying.

Lewis' widow filed suit in June 2003 after Lewis died in 2001 of hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer, after...
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