Judge: Plaintiff Is Bound By Ruling Court Now Believes Is Incorrect

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Missouri federal judge dismissed benzene-related claims against Harley-Davidson Inc., saying in a Jan. 2 reconsideration opinion that collateral estoppel binds the plaintiff to a ruling in an earlier case that the judge came to regard as erroneous (Michelle K. Ideker v. PPG Industries Inc., et al., No. 4:13-cv-00248, W.D. Mo.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 165).

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