Illinois Tool Works Escapes Welding Fume MDL

Law360, New York (June 15, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed defendant Illinois Tool Works Inc. from a massive multidistrict litigation over welding fumes, saying that the plaintiffs have not shown that they used or were exposed to welding materials manufactured, supplied or distributed by the global industrial company.

Judge Kathleen M. O'Malley of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio ruled Friday that no product liabilty claims against ITW can stand, as none of the fact sheets that the court required plaintiffs to file identified an ITW product...
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