Justice Refuses Stay Of New York City Litigation During Asbestos CMO Revamp

Mealey's (September 1, 2015, 11:24 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — New York’s asbestos case management order requires a top-to-bottom re-evaluation but is not so flawed that litigation must be stayed during the process, a New York justice held in an opinion posted Aug. 31 (In re: New York City Asbestos Litigation, All Asbestos Cases., No. 40000/88, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.).

(Opinion available. Document #01-150909-020Z.)

In April 2014, New York County Supreme Court Justice Sherry Klein Heitler amended the New York City Asbestos case management order (CMO) to allow for punitive damages. Justice...
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