N.Y. Court Adopts Intermediate Appellate Court Order Tossing Punitive Damage Claim

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NEW YORK –– A New York trial court has adopted an intermediate appellate court’s order granting a motion in part to dismiss the punitive damage claim asserted against J-M Manufacturing Company Inc.

In the Dec. 14 order, the New York Supreme Court for New York County granted J-M Manufacturing Company Inc.’s motion to reargue.

Plaintiff Victor Arana alleged that he worked with J-M Manufacturing Co.’s asbestos cement pipe while employed as a plumber’s laborer. Arana said that his mother, Gloria M. Maryn, was exposed to asbestos fibers on his work clothing, which she laundered.

In Sept. 2021, the court …


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