3M Wins Bid To Toss Faulty Respirator Suit

Law360, New York (April 28, 2010, 5:32 PM EDT) -- Mine Safety Appliances Co. and 3M Co. have won the dismissal of a product liability action brought by former ISP Minerals Inc. worker David Midkiff and his wife accusing the companies of making respirators that failed to protect him from inhaling dangerous silica dust.

Judge Rodney W. Sippel of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on Monday granted the companies' separate motions for summary judgment, ruling that the couple's claims are barred by Missouri's statute of limitations because they were brought more...
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