N.Y. Justice: Jones Act Release Can’t Bar Subsequent Mesothelioma Action

(January 11, 2016, 2:41 PM EST) -- NEW YORK — Federal Employers Liability Act precedent requires finding that a man’s release of a “laundry list” of potential claims does not bar a widow’s subsequent mesothelioma action, a New York justice held in an opinion posted Jan. 8 (In re New York City Asbestos Litigation, Ann M. South, et al. v. Chevron Corp., individually and as successor by merger to Texaco Inc., et al., No. 190029/2015, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.; 2016 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 23).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160120-010Z.)

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