Man seeks various documents regarding benzene-related lawsuit

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 30, 2014

A man seeks subpoenas for a lawsuit he filed against Chevron.

A man seeks subpoenas for a lawsuit he filed against Chevron.

Carl Nolan Smith III filed a motion for issuance of subpoenas to perpetuate testimony in out-of-state action against Chevron on July 21 in the Jefferson County District Court. 

In his motion, Smith is asking the court to issue subpoenas relating to a lawsuit filed in 2012 in Louisiana.

Smith filed the complaint against Chevron, claiming occupational exposure to benzene and benzene-containing products during the course of his career.

Smith is asking for records, including benzene-related training records provided by Industrial Safety Training Council, and documents regarding the payment of Smith’s medical costs held by IBEW-NECA Southwestern Health and Benefit Fund.

He is being represented by attorney Kirk E. Martin of WaldenReynard in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court case number E195-899

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Jefferson County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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