Hatfield v. Nalco Company

Plaintiff brought suit against his employer claiming deliberate intent and against our client, Nalco Company, after falling down a flight of stairs at the coal preparation plant where he worked.  Plaintiff claimed that Nalco negligently manufactured polyacrylamide flocculant, which allegedly caused Plaintiff to fall when he stepped on the product which was on the floor of the plant.

Nalco did not believe that it was a proper defendant in the case and therefore filed a Motion for Summary Judgment.  Following the filing of the Motion, Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed Nalco from the case and no money was paid to the Plaintiff from this Defendant.