Rockwell Automation Denies Summary Judgment in Asbestos Case Concerning Electrical Parts
September 5, 2018
NEW YORK –– A New York state court has rejected efforts by Rockwell Automation to obtain summary judgment, finding that the plaintiffs had presented sufficient evidence to establish the likelihood that the decedent was exposed to asbestos fibers in electrical products.
In a decision reached earlier this year, the New York Supreme Court for New York County relied partly on a deposition from a separate case in reaching its decision.
The plaintiffs asserted claims on behalf of Adriano Cerutti, contending that, while working as a mechanic at the Stella D’Oro Italian cookie factory from 1963 to 2001, he encountered asbestos-containing …