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

(June 23, 2016, 1:50 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.).

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.

Shays claimed exposure during service as a machinist mate in the U.S. Navy and Vermont...
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