Judge Refuses To Break Settlement Over Later Benzene Discovery

ALEXANDRIA, La. - Plaintiffs are bound to a settlement they reached with a natural gas pipeline company even though they did not know of the presence of benzene in the leak when they settled their claims, a Louisiana federal judge said March 7, adding that the plaintiffs could have discovered the information using Google (Cynthia Elliott Ayers, et al. v. ANR Pipeline Company, et al., No. 10-925, W.D. La., Alexandria Div.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30634).
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