CLYDE, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers in Ohio have dropped one of two lawsuits against Whirlpool Corp. 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 attempted to link Benton Harbor, Mich.-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.