Federal Signal Continues Success in Defense of Hearing Loss Litigation

Pennsylvania Court Grants Summary Judgment

Jan 12, 2010, 16:36 ET from Federal Signal Corporation

OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS), a leader in environmental, safety and transportation solutions, today announced that the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania has granted summary judgment in favor of the Company and dismissed claims filed by a Philadelphia firefighter.  The Court dismissed these claims because, although plaintiff alleged he suffered high frequency hearing loss, he in fact had not suffered any ill effects from the alleged hearing loss and thus had no compensable injury.  The Court agreed with Federal Signal that such claims were barred by Pennsylvania law.

This development follows various dismissals of hearing loss claims against Federal Signal during the past two years.  These dismissals include claims dismissed in New York as a result of a favorable ruling by the New York appellate court, as well as voluntary dismissals of claims filed against Federal Signal in Maryland, New Jersey, and Missouri.   Federal Signal remains a defendant in hearing loss cases filed in Philadelphia and Chicago.   In Chicago, Federal Signal obtained a complete defense verdict in a consolidated trial involving 27 firefighters during 2008 and lost a jury trial during February 2009 involving the consolidated claims of nine firefighters.  Federal Signal has filed an appeal to reverse the 2009 verdict.

About Federal Signal

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) enhances the safety, security and well-being of communities and workplaces around the world. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and institutional customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates three groups: Safety & Security Systems, Environmental Solutions & Fire Rescue. For more information on Federal Signal, visit: http://www.federalsignal.com.

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