Obesity impacts memory & concentration, providing an alternative explanation to harm claimed from a toxic exposure

Prior posts have noted that the key to toxic torts is causation. Prior posts have also noted some potential alternative factors that should be considered when various types of harm are alleged that supposedly result from a toxic tort. Now, obesity may be a factor in impaired memory and concentration...

Ongoing exposure of numerous individuals to wind blown toxic materials comes within "mass action" exception to removal pursuant to the Class Action Fairness Act

In Abraham v. St. Croix Renaissance Group , 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 9899 (3rd Cir. 2013), Defendant sought to remove the case pursuant to Class Action Fairness Act ("CAFE"). Plaintiffs (459 in number) alleged that defendant purchased the site at issue (a former alumina refinery operation) knowing...