US Steel Exits More Than 3K Suits In Asbestos MDL

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT) -- U.S. Steel Corp. on Thursday became the latest company to exit massive Pennsylvania multidistrict litigation accusing hundreds of companies of exposing consumers to products that caused asbestos-related injuries, resolving more than 3,000 claims by maritime merchants who sustained injuries while employed aboard vessels.

U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno, who is the third judge to oversee the MDL, signed off on a joint stipulation of dismissal with prejudice in more than 3,000 maritime merchant asbestos cases that have been ongoing for decades. His order noted that...
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