Erroneous Decision Does Not Create Estoppel, Missouri Federal Judge Rules

Erroneous Decision Does Not Create Estoppel, Missouri Federal Judge Rules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Saying his previous dismissal of benzene injury claims was based on an erroneous analysis of how the state Supreme Court would have ruled, thereby changing the "legal landscape," a Missouri federal judge on Oct. 15 denied a motion for summary judgment based on collateral estoppel (Michelle K. Ideker v. PPG Industries Inc., et al., No. 4:13-cv-00248, W.D. Mo.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147927).

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