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Global Brass and Copper Holdings seeks to dismiss suit alleging exposure to toxins

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 19, 2016

Global Brass and Copper Holdings claims it never employed a man who alleges the defendant exposed him to toxic substances

Steven Allen Turner filed the lawsuit on Oct. 16 against Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc., in East Alton.

According to the complaint, Turner claims he was unknowingly exposed to toxic substances while working at the defendant’s facilities.

Turner also filed discovery petitions against Bryan Metals, Inc., GBS Metals, Inc., and several other companies.

Global Brass filed a combined motion to dismiss the complaint on Dec. 18 through attorneys Daniel Nester, Christopher Blaesing and Alan Schilling Jr. of Bryan Cave in St. Loius. The defendant argues that Turner “makes no attempt to identify what substances he was purportedly exposed to, nor does he allege where, how, why or even when he was exposed to such substances.”

“As a result of such omissions, GBC Holdings is entirely unaware of what claim(s) are being brought against it," the motion states

“Furthermore, Plaintiff has failed to plead any facts illuminating GBC Holdings’ relationship with Plaintiff, or its connection to the alleged exposure. In fact, Plaintiff cannot do so, because, GBC Holdings, the only named defendant in this case, has never employed Plaintiff, nor has it even been an employer, owner, or operator of any facility in East Alton, Illinois,” it continues.

Turner seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus court costs.

He is represented by Thomas G. Maag of Wood River.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-1347

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