Welding Rod Makers Lose Bid For New Trial In Miss.

Law360, New York (April 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied three welding rod manufacturers' bid for post-trial judgment in a suit that is part of multidistrict welding fume litigation and ordered the companies to either pay $2 million in attorneys' fees for the plaintiffs or convince the court that the fees are unreasonable.

Judge Kathleen O'Malley of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi on Wednesday denied the defendants' renewed motions for judgment as a matter of law on all claims and on the punitive damages awarded, as...
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