Welding Fume Plaintiffs Break With Pack

Law360, New York (November 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The plaintiffs in the multidistrict welding fume trials have decided to take a different tack, opting to revise their complaints to pursue product liability claims on an individual basis, rather than classwide.

On Thursday, plaintiff Compton McCairo filed an amended complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, stripping the suit of any class-related language.

“By amending paragraph one of the class action complaint to strike the class action allegations so that Paragraph 1 now reads as follows,” the complaint says. “Made...
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Case Information

Case Title

In re: Welding Fume Products Liability Litigation

Case Number



Ohio Northern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability


Kathleen M. O'Malley

Date Filed

June 24, 2003


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