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Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Personal Injury PCBs Exposure Case |

Personal Injury PCBs Exposure Case Moved To A Lower Court

Personal Injury PCBs Exposure Case Moved To A Lower Court

 

If you are using the services of an attorney read this information, you can ask about the methods and techniques which are used when fighting in court over a personal injury case. They will probably tell you that there is a lot of tricks and subtle moves which can be used to improve your position and degrade the arguments coming from the opposition, and it is often very important to have a skilful and experienced lawyer on your side so he could be able to recognize all those tactics and use the adequate counter-attack methods.

Moving the case to different level of jurisdiction is one of the methods which are used very often, since our legal system has a hierarchical structure which allows overlapping authorities. This can sometimes create confusion, but legal experts swim like a fish in these waters and they know what belongs to what and how are things arranged. One example of this tactic is recorded recently in the lawsuit which was originally filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court, and now the plaintiffs are moving to remand the case. On January 11th the case is filed with the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri as the defendant “Pharmacia” (former “Monsanto”) claims that they are not a government contractor.

They are accused of using dangerous organic pollutant, called polychlorinated byphenils (PCBs), in their production, which caused severe health problems to employers and local residents. PCBs are found in food packaging, electrical equipment and paint, and they are problematic because they do not break down in the environment. Three people with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma are filing a lawsuit against “Pharmacia”, and they are hoping to prove the link between their health condition and the use of toxic materials.

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