Whirlpool released the below statement to its employees in a newsletter:
Whirlpool asked a federal court in Toledo this past summer to dismiss the two environmental lawsuits related to our operations in Clyde because the plaintiff attorneys' claims are not based on science and are legally inadequate. We are pleased to report that the plaintiffs in one of these cases, known as the Lagrou case, asked the court to voluntarily dismiss their lawsuit yesterday, November 5, 2013. Additionally, the lawyers from the Murray & Murray law firm in Sandusky, who represent some of the plaintiffs, have told Whirlpool that they have decided to withdraw from the case. It is possible that the complaint could be re-filed in the future by the other plaintiff attorney firm involved in the case.
In the other case, which was filed by the Utah law firm of Desnup, King & Olsen and is known as the Brown case, Whirlpool's motion to dismiss is still pending. We remain committed to defending ourselves against unfounded allegations made by plaintiff attorneys, and will keep you informed of further developments in these cases.