A federal jury has returned a defense verdict in the first welding fumes exposure case among approximately 3,800 pending before U.S. District Judge Kathleen O’Malley of the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, in Cleveland.

On Tuesday, after deliberating for approximately 25 hours over a five-day period, the jury in Ernest Solis v. Lincoln Electric Co., et al. — a case that originated in Texas — found that the defendants did not distribute a product with a marketing defect.

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