Jury Finds in Favor of Federal Signal Corporation in Pittsburgh Hearing Loss Trial

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Oak Brook, Illinois, October 12, 2017 – Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS), a leader in environmental and safety solutions, today announced that a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania jury absolved the Company from any liability in a lawsuit brought by four Pittsburgh firefighters. In reaching its verdict, the jury dismissed the firefighters’ claims that the Company’s siren product was defective. The jury deliberated for less than 2 hours before reaching its verdict in favor of the Company.

“This is the sixth consecutive defense win in which a jury returned a verdict in favor of the Company,” commented Daniel DuPre, Vice President and General Counsel. “The verdict further reinforces the safety elements of our sirens, which are vital safety products not only for the public, but also for firefighters themselves.”

Jan Miller, one of the Company’s attorneys from Thompson Coburn LLP, stated, “We are gratified that after a two-week trial, the jury quickly determined the Federal Signal siren to be safe. We are very pleased with the result and the jury’s attention to the evidence.”

Plaintiffs were represented by Marc Bern and Joseph Cappelli of Marc J. Bern & Partners LLP.


About Federal Signal

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) provides products and services to protect people and our planet. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates two groups:  Environmental Solutions and Safety and Security Systems. For more information on Federal Signal, visit: www.federalsignal.com.

Contact:  Ian Hudson +1-630-954-2000, ihudson@federalsignal.com