Ruling in welding rod litigation counters "silica" argument

May 2006
Gases & Welding Distributor;May/Jun2006, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p4
Trade Publication
The article presents news briefs related to the welding industry of the United States. The medical screenings that were performed on plaintiffs was affirmed by the federal judge who is overseeing the national suit over welding fume products liability and he rejected a motion from the defendants in the suit, which would have dismissed thousands of lawsuits pending in the case. Judge Kathleen O'Malley, the federal judge overseeing the national Welding Fume Products Liability Multidistrict Litigation, issued a written order on April 5, 2006 which denied the defendants' request to dismiss thousands of lawsuits against a number of manufacturers of welding consumables and equipment.


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