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New York Court: Asbestos Awards Excessive, But Otherwise Supported

(October 27, 2016, 9:55 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — A New York appellate court on Oct. 6 reduced two awards in asbestos cases but said the evidence otherwise supported the verdicts against Crane Co. (In re New York City Asbestos Litigation; Laraine Sweberg, etc. v. ABB Inc., et al., Crane Co., No. 190017/13, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 1st Dept.).

Ivan Sweberg filed suit in the New York County Supreme Court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos while he worked as an electrician between 1962 and 2004.  Sweberg alleged...
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