New York Court Further Reduces Asbestos Damages Award, Otherwise Affirms Verdict

(October 11, 2016, 12:05 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — A widow must accept a $4.25 million award for past pain and suffering in an asbestos case or face retrial on the issue, a New York appeals court said Oct. 6 while otherwise rejecting Crane Co.’s challenge to the verdict (Ivana Peraica, etc., et al. v. A.O. Smith Water Products Co., et al., Crane Co., No. 190339/11, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 1st Dept.).

(Opinion available.  Document #01-161012-041Z.)

“We recognize that this Court’s further-reduced damages award is significant and exceeds amounts set in some...
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