Textron obtains dismissals in silica exposure cases
Clients Textron, Inc.
Jones Day represented Textron, Inc. in 88 individual personal injury claims against more than 80 different defendants. The claims were filed in West Virginia state court arising out of alleged silica exposure. Novel-issue motions to dismiss and oral arguments, which were joined by others in the defense group, resulted in 9 dismissals, followed by the voluntary dismissals of all but 3 of the pending West Virginia cases given the rulings.
Daniel Allen v. Best Sand Co., et al., Case No. 04-C-329 (Kanawha County, West Virginia)