Judge Finds Boiler Disassembly Foreseeable, Denies Bid For Summary Judgment

(October 6, 2015, 9:31 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — An appellate ruling relieving a manufacturer of liability for a salvage worker’s asbestos exposure does not bar a man’s claim for exposure arising from disassembling a boiler, a New York justice held in an opinion posted Oct. 1 (Ernest G. Smith and Claudia Smith v. A.O. Smith Water Products, et al., No. 190299/13, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.; 2015 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 3473).

(Opinion available. Document #01-151007-021Z.)

Ernest Smith worked as a plumber between 1984 and 1996. In July 2013, Smith was diagnosed...
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