Updated: Class action lawsuit filed against Whirlpool

Albrechta & Coble LTD filed a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool Corp., the current owners of Whirlpool Park and others on behalf of residents of parts of Sandusky, Erie and Ottawa counties this morning. The complaint alleges Whirlpool Corp. was negligent and intentionally handled, disposed and concealed toxic waste.

According to a release, for many years, residents living within a cancer cluster have been forced to deal with unexplained cancer rates and deaths of children and young adults while Whirlpool Corp. reports annual sales of up to $19 billion per year.