Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge: Benzene Plaintiff Can't Group Defendants For Claim Of Fraud

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge: Benzene Plaintiff Can't Group Defendants For Claim Of Fraud

NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana federal judge dismissed without prejudice a woman's fraud claim stemming from the death of her husband from acute myeloid leukemia (AML) allegedly caused by exposure to benzene-containing products, saying in a Jan. 31 opinion that the specificity required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b) for a fraud action does not allow a plaintiff to group defendants together (Ashly C. Boudreaux, et al, v. Shell Oil Company, et al., No. 13-4762, E.D. La.).

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