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Lawsuit against Whirlpool dropped

Posted November 8th, 2013 @ 11:44pm

(Clyde)---Lawyers in Ohio have dropped one of two lawsuits against Whirlpool Corporation related to a child cancer cluster in Northern Ohio.

Attorneys on Friday wouldn't say why they dropped the $750-million class action lawsuit.

The News-Messenger in Fremont reports an attorney says the suit could be refiled.

The lawsuit attempte to link Benton Harbor, Michigan-based Whirlpool and others to the cancer cluster that has sickened dozens near the city of Clyde since the mid-1990s. 

Whirlpool has a washing machine factory in Clyde.  The company has said it will vigorously defend itself against allegations that it was responsible for the illnesses.

A message seeking comment was left with Whirlpool Friday.

A second suit against Whirlpool filed in May by families of the children is continuing in federal court.

(Copyright 2013 Associated Press---All Rights Reserved)

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