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

(September 24, 2015, 12:26 PM 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.).

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 Heitler rejected the defendants’...
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