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New York Justice Rejects Crane Co.’s Bare-Metal Defense In Asbestos Case

Mealey's (August 10, 2015, 2:42 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — Sufficient questions exist regarding the power Crane Co. exerted over the use of asbestos-containing parts on its valves, a New York justice held in an opinion posted Aug. 7 (In re: New York City Asbestos Litigation, Russell Gonzales and Patricia Gonzales v. A.O. Smith Water Products Co., et al., No. 190282/12, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.).

(Opinion available. Document #01-150812-028Z.)

Russell Gonzales contracted mesothelioma in 2009, after which he and his wife, Patricia, sued numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos....
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