Judge: Bankruptcy Was Not Entered To Avoid Tort Liability

Judge: Bankruptcy Was Not Entered To Avoid Tort Liability

SEATTLE - Claims that benzene in its print-roller solvent caused a printing industry worker's death of myelodysplastic syndrome or acute myeloid leukemia were dismissed against the successor to a bankrupt company by a Washington federal judge, who said Sept. 10 that the worker's widow had not shown that the bankruptcy was consummated to avoid tort liability (Michele Schuman v. Varn International, Inc., et al.,  No. 2:10-cv-980 W.D. Wash.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129221).

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