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9th Welding Rod MDL Bellwether Trial Ends In Defense Verdict For 3 Manufacturers
Posted on 22 Oct 2010 by Bill G Lowe

CLEVELAND - (Mealey's) An Ohio federal jury on Oct. 21 found that the ninth bellwether trial plaintiff in the welding rod multidistrict litigation failed to prove that his Parkinsonism was caused by manganese from welding fumes ( In re: Welding Fume... Read More

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC: Superior Court of Pennsylvania Strikes Down ‘Any Exposure’ Theory in Asbestos Litigation
Posted on 22 May 2015 by Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

By Melissa Tarab The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently issued another decision holding that the purported "any exposure" or "each and every fiber" theory is not sufficient to establish causation in cases alleging exposure... Read More

Defense Verdict Returned In 8th National Welding Fume Trial
Posted on 28 May 2010 by Bill G Lowe

AKRON, Ohio - (Mealey's) The eighth trial in the national welding fumes products liability litigation consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio concluded May 27 with a defense verdict for Lincoln Electric Co.; final... Read More

Global Settlement Fund, Claims Administrator Named In Welding Fume Litigation
Posted on 27 Apr 2012 by Bill G Lowe

CLEVELAND - (Mealey's) The judge presiding over the consolidated welding fume products liability litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio today issued a memorandum and order establishing a Welding Fume MDL Resolution... Read More

Mississippi Supreme Court Overturns $1.8 Million Verdict For Welder Under Statute Of Limitations
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 by Bill G Lowe

JACKSON, Miss. - (Mealey's) A divided Mississippi Supreme Court overturned a $1.8 million judgment for a welder Dec. 9 because his complaint alleging that exposure to welding fumes caused neurological injuries was not timely filed ( Lincoln Electric... Read More

Supreme Court Denies Certiorari To Welder Seeking Review Of $20 Million Verdict Reversal
Posted on 17 May 2011 by Bill G Lowe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court announced May 16 that it denied a petition for a writ of certiorari for a welder who sought review of an appellate court opinion overturning a $20 million jury award for failing to warn of the risks... Read More

$2.4M Welding Rod Verdict Vacated So Jury Can Weigh Employer’s Fault
Posted on 27 Aug 2010 by Bill G Lowe

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) A jury in a welding rod multidistrict litigation bellwether case should have been permitted to allocate fault to the plaintiff's shipbuilder employer, a panel of the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Aug. 26 in... Read More

7th Welding Rod Bellwether Ends In Defense Verdict For Hobart Brothers
Posted on 26 Mar 2010 by Bill G Lowe

CLEVELAND — (Mealey’s) The seventh federal welding rod bellwether trial ended March 25 in a defense verdict for Hobart Brothers Co. ( In re: Welding Fume Products Liability Litigation [Ruben Arroyo, No. 08-17980], MDL 1535, No. 03-17000, N... Read More