New York Jury Awards $3.2M In 1st Asbestos Trial Against Jenkins Bros.

(May 27, 2016, 4:41 PM EDT) -- SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — A New York jury on May 18 returned a $3.2 million verdict in what is believed to be the first asbestos-related verdict against valve manufacturer Jenkins Bros. (Scott Shays v. A.O. Smith Water Products, et al., No. 703/2015, N.Y. Sup., Schenectady Co.).

(Verdict sheet available. Document #01-160601-029V.)

After doctors diagnosed Scott Shays with mesothelioma, he filed suit in the Schenectady County Supreme Court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos.

Valve Defendants

Shays claimed exposure during service as a machinist...
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