Welding Fume Judge Denies Bid To Seal Payments

Law360, New York (February 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge has refused to reconsider her order calling for the full disclosure of compensation paid to authors of medical studies cited by expert witnesses in the bellwether multidistrict welding fume trials.

Judge Kathleen McDonald O'Malley of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio said Tuesday that her December order, which compelled the disclosure of payments for hundred of articles and studies funded by the parties, was intended to expose author bias.

She shot down the defendants' bid for reconsideration and said the...
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