Guard-Line Dropped From 175 Asbestos Cases

Law360, New York (January 11, 2010, 2:17 PM EST) -- Plaintiffs have agreed to drop 175 actions against Guard-Line Inc., a welding-clothes maker accused alongside hundreds of other companies in multidistrict litigation in Pennsylvania of contributing to asbestos-related injuries and deaths.

In a joint motion filed on Friday, Atlanta, Texas-based Guard-Line and the plaintiffs asked the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to dismiss the cases with prejudice.

"Plaintiff's counsel here in North Carolina agreed to voluntarily dismiss all our Guard-Line cases in the MDL as they had no proof of exposure, use...
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