N.Y. Justice Awards $5.6M In Uncontested Asbestos Trial Against Mining Company

(October 12, 2015, 8:13 AM EDT) -- BUFFALO, N.Y. — A New York justice on Oct. 9 ordered a defunct mining operation to pay $5.6 million after it refused to appear at trial, sources told Mealey Publications (Joseph Muir v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp., et al., No. 809307/2014, N.Y. Sup., Erie Co.).

In July 2014, doctors diagnosed Joseph Muir with mesothelioma. Muir subsequently filed suit in the Erie County Supreme Court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos. Muir claimed that he suffered exposure to asbestos both during his...
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