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N.Y. Court Orders New Trial on Pain and Suffering Damages in Asbestos Case

BUFFALO, N.Y. –– A New York court has ordered a new trial on pain and suffering damages only in an asbestos case, finding that the jury’s award of $250,000 for pain and suffering deviated materially from what would be reasonable compensation.

The new trial will occur unless John Crane stipulates to an increase in damages to $600,000, the New York Supreme Court, 8th Judicial District, said in its Dec. 18 order.

The plaintiffs asserted the claims on behalf of William R. Voelker, contending that he developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos-containing products during his service in the ...

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