Judge Sides With Welding Industry In Fumes Case

Law360, New York (July 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Welding rod makers accused of failing to warn of a link between welding fumes and a neurological disease have breathed a sigh of relief after a judge summarily tossed a case against them.

The dismissal of an Ohio welder’s complaint is the latest in a string of victories for the industry, which is defending thousands of federal and state product liability lawsuits over the rods.

Justice Francis Sweeney of the Court of Common Pleas in Cuyahoga County, Ohio last Wednesday granted the defendants’ motion for summary...
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