N.Y. Court Rejects Burnham’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on Punitive Damages Claim

  • Opinion

NEW YORK –– A New York court has allowed a punitive damage claim to proceed against Burnham LLC in an asbestos case, concluding that the defendant had failed to establish that punitive damages in the case.

In a Dec. 13 order, the New York Supreme Court for New York County opined that the plaintiff had presented evidence establishing Burnham failed to warn the plaintiff of asbestos-related hazards.

Plaintiffs Christopher and Barbara Yohe filed the underlying complaint, contending in part that Christopher Yohe regularly, repaired, and replaced Burnham boilers while working as a plumber.

“Mr. Yohe identified Burnham as the manufacturer …


HarrisMartin's New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference

March 03, 2023 - New Brunswick, NJ
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick


HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: Managing Mass Torts, Status of Key Litigations and Lessons Learned

March 29, 2023 - Tucson, AZ
Omni Tucson National Resort