N.Y. Court Awards Summary Judgment to East Manufacturing Corp. in Asbestos Case
December 23, 2020
NEW YORK –– A New York court has awarded summary judgment to East Manufacturing Corp. in an asbestos case, concluding that the plaintiffs had failed to demonstrate that the defendant’s trailers could not be operate safely without asbestos-containing brakes.
In the Dec. 16 order, the New York Supreme Court for New York County dismissed the case in its entirety as to the company.
East Manufacturing Corp. moved for summary judgment, contending that the company had made a prima facie case demonstrating lack of duty, breach, or causation; the company specifically argued that it did not manufacture the asbestos product that …