Caterpillar, Others Must Face Defect Suit: Calif. Court

Law360, New York (May 31, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit alleging that defective products made by Caterpillar Inc., Ingersoll-Rand Co. and other manufacturers caused lung damage, reversing a ruling that tossed an amended complaint filed more than 30 days after an earlier remand.

The suit was initiated in 2004 by Donald and Valerie Dye, who said that Donald Dye suffered silicosis, pulmonary fibrosis and other lung diseases because allegedly defective products made by the manufacturers had led him to be exposed to silica. The Dyes' claims included...
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