San Antonio Off Hook For $20M Benzene Suit: Court

Law360, New York (May 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The city of San Antonio is not liable in a case claiming that benzene migrated through the soil from a landfill to a nearby home, exposing a pregnant woman to the carcinogen and consequently causing her daughter's acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled.

In an opinion filed Friday, the high court reversed the judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Fourth District of Texas and ruled that the Pollack family would receive nothing on their claims, which originally resulted in an award...
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