Judge Quashes Beryllium Toxic Tort V. Alcoa, Others

Law360, New York (September 17, 2010, 6:34 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Friday threw out a consolidated toxic tort suit brought against Alcoa Inc. and others by employees of Lockheed Martin Corp. who claimed they were exposed to beryllium from parts used in the manufacture of fighter jets and transport airplanes.

Judge Richard W. Story of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia granted summary judgment for Alcoa and the other remaining defendants, saying that the employees couldn't show that their injuries were caused by exposure to any of the companies'...
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