Teflon MDL Shuts Down After Class Cert. Appeal Fails

Law360, New York (May 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The death knell has sounded for a $5 billion multidistrict product liability litigation against DuPont Co. over Teflon-coated cookware, with an appeals court declining to consider the plaintiffs' appeal of a district judge's rejection of their bid for certification of 23 potential classes.

The final order dismissing the claims, signed by U.S. District Judge Ronald E. Longstaff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa on May 1, came after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in March refused to...
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