Plaintiffs Ordered To Show Why Benzene Claims Aren't Covered By Workers' Comp

Plaintiffs Ordered To Show Why Benzene Claims Aren't Covered By Workers' Comp

ST. LOUIS - Plaintiffs asserting wrongful death from benzene exposure have six days to overcome the exclusive remedy provision of the California Workers' Compensation Act (CWCA) by filing an amended complaint pleading that a California company knew the decedent had contracted a work-related illness, a Missouri federal judge ordered Aug. 27 (Joan Linton, et al. v. Owens-Illinois Inc., No. 4:12CV00960 AGF, E.D. Mo., Eastern Div.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121000).

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