Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Federal Judge Remands Maritime Lymphoma Suit

LAFAYETTE, La. - A federal judge in Louisiana on June 6 remanded to state court a suit alleging that a plaintiff's lymphoma was caused by his exposure to benzene during his employment as a seamen, agreeing with the plaintiff that his Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (the Jones Act) claim was not removable (James Gabriles v. Chevron USA Inc., et al., No. 14-669, W.D. La.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77674).

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