Appeals Court Revives War Over Metal Machine

Law360, New York (January 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a blow to a group of Pennsylvania factory workers, a federal appeals court has granted Fenn Manufacturing Corp.’s motion for a new trial in a case involving a machine that allegedly causes permanent hand injuries.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit partially affirmed and partially reversed the district court’s earlier decision favoring the five factory workers in their decade-long battle against the defendant.

The appellate court’s decision to remand the proceedings for a new trial potentially jeopardizes the sweeping victory...
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