Schnader Attorneys Featured in an Article About Dismissal of Brain Cancer Cluster Case Brought Against Schnader’s Client Rohm and Haas Co.On August 1, 2013 by Schnader in Appellate
Schnader attorneys were featured in an article about the dismissal of a brain cancer cluster case that had been brought against Schnader’s client, Rohm and Haas Co., which appeared in the BNA Toxics Law Reporter on May 2, 2011. The article highlighted a recent decision by a Pennsylvania trial court in the matter of Branham v. Rohm and Haas Co. (Pa., Phila. Ct. Com. Pl., May Term 2006 No. 3590, 4/27/11). Schnader attorneys Carl Solano and Samuel Silver, along with Kevin T. Van Wart of Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, represented Rohm and Haas at trial. The Schnader team also included Dennis Suplee, Thomas Hazlett, and Nilam Sanghvi.
The article detailed the decision of Judge Allan L. Tereshko of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to dismiss the lead case brought by plaintiffs alleging that exposure to a chemical from a Rohm and Haas facility caused an outbreak of brain cancer in a northern Illinois community. The Judge held that plaintiff’s expert opinions were not competent to establish causation and liability against Rohm and Haas Co. You can read the full text of the article here or download a PDF of the article by clicking on the link in the right hand column.