Media Center

Posted below are links to selected articles and other media items covering issues and events specific to the current manganese litigation in the welding industry. Items related to the broader issue of the need for tort reform in our society at large can be found in a section of this site entitled Tort Reform.

Welding Defendant Wins Federal Welding Fume Trial
10/21/10
John Beisner, Esq.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Defendant Wins Another Federal MDL Welding Fume Trial
05/27/10
John Beisner, Esq.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Another Federal MDL Welding Fume Trial Results in a Defense Verdict
03/25/10
John Beisner, Esq.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Plaintiffs in Welding Fume Litigation Forced to Dismiss Next Scheduled Federal Trial Due to Fraud
01/21/10
John Beisner, Esq.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Defendants Win Welding Fume Trial in West Virginia State Court
08/05/09
John Beisner, Esq.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Defendants Win California Welding Fume Trial
02/11/09
John Beisner, Esq.
O'Melveny & Myers

Defendants Win Federal Welding Fume Trial
11/26/08
John Beisner, Esq.
O'Melveny & Myers

Industry Response to the Verdict in the McLemore Case
11/20/08
Welding Rod Litigation Network

Welding Fume Litigation: Setting the Record Straight
A Response from Manufacturers

07/01/2008
Welding Magazine

Working Safely and Being Responsible
07/01/2008
Bruce Vernyi
Welding Magazine

Plaintiffs in Welding Fume Litigation Forced to Dismiss Fifth Trial-Ready Case Due to Fraud
03/28/08
John Beisner, Esq.
O'Melveny & Myers

Defendants Win Multi-Plaintiff Welding Fume Trial in Louisiana State Court
03/07/08
John Beisner, Esq.
O'Melveny & Myers

Industry Response to the Verdict in the Jowers Case
03/06/08
Welding Rod Litigation Network

Industry Response to the Verdict in the Tamraz Case
12/05/07
Welding Rod Litigation Network

Welding Defendants Win Second Federal Welding Fume Trial
11/30/06
John Beisner, Esq.
O'Melveny & Myers

Welding Defendants Win Texas Welding Fume Trial
11/15/06
John Beisner, Esq.
O'Melveny & Myers

Welding Defendants Win Another Madison County Welding Fume Trial
11/15/06
John Beisner, Esq.
O'Melveny & Myers

Welding Industry Wins Arkansas Welding Fume Trial
08/30/06
John Beisner, Esq.
O'Melveny & Myers

Welding Industry Wins First Federal Welding Fume Trial in Multidistrict Litigation Proceeding
06/27/06
John Beisner, Esq.
O'Melveny & Myers

US Welding Rod Litigation Fading Fast
Katri Iivonen
04/27/06
Gasworld

New Study Finds No Association Between Welding and Parkinson’s Disease or Movement Disorders
02/02/2006
Welding Information Center

Legal Profession Fails Its Own Ethical Test
Examiner Editorial
12/19/2005
The Washington Examiner

Plaintiffs' Lawyers Come Under Fire For Claim Veracity
Nathan Koppel
12/08/2005
The Wall Street Journal

Welding Defendants Seek Sanctions In Federal Welding Rod Litigation
12/08/2005
John Beisner, Esq.
O'Melveny & Myers

Lincoln Electric Cleared in Welding-Rod Lawsuit
Margaret Cronin Fisk
12/01/2005
Bloomberg News

Welding Industry Wins Madison County Welding Fume Trial
12/01/05
John Beisner, Esq.
O'Melveny & Myers

Riding out the Tidal Wave of Litigation: Industry Responds to Plaintiffs' Strategy
(PDF)
Dan Sheridan
September 2005
CryoGas International

Response to the resolution of the Ruth case which was scheduled to begin in the multidistrict litigation proceeding pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio Cleveland, Ohio on September 6, 2005
09/06/05
Welding Rod Litigation Network

Response to Judge Kathleen O’Malley’s decision on the welding defendants’ Parkinson’s disease-related Daubert motion
08/08/05
Welding Rod Litigation Network

Industry Response to the June 2005 Report by Dr. Keith Josephs
06/16/05
Welding Rod Litigation Network

New Study Finds No Association Between Welding and Parkinson's Disease
05/12/05
Welding Information Center

Lincoln Electric Cleared in Manganese Exposure Trial
By Margaret Cronin Fisk
04/29/05
Bloomberg News

Welding Industry Wins Texas Trial

04/29/05
John Beisner, Esq.
O'Melveny & Myers

Industry Response to the Defense Verdict in the Presler Case
04/29/05
Welding Rod Litigation Network

Industry Response to Racette Study
01/25/05
Welding Rod Litigation Network

Exposure Doesn't Cause Parkinson's Disease, Welding Rod Defendants Say
07/08/04
Toxic Chemicals Litigation Reporter

Reining in the Madison County Judges
Amity Shlaes
06/27/04
The Financial Times

The Real Story Behind Welding Rod Litigation: Why Elam is an Aberration (PDF)
D. Patterson Gloor, Esq.
June 2004
Harris Martin Publishing

Class-Action Lawsuits Set a Record
Brian Brueggemann
01/02/04
Belleville News-Democrat

Welders Seem Unworried About Parkinson's After Jury Awards $1 Million to Ailing Man
Brian Brueggemann
11/03/03
Belleville News-Democrat

 
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