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N.Y. Court Awards Summary Judgment to 5 Asbestos Defendants; Allows Claims to Proceed Against Rockwell Automation

NEW YORK –– A New York federal court has awarded summary judgment to five asbestos defendants, finding in part that the plaintiffs had failed to connect the alleged exposure to any particular time, place or employer.

In the March 22 order, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York did deny a motion brought by Rockwell Automation, as a successor-in-interest to Allen-Bradley Co., saying that the documents submitted in support of the defendant’s motion were not enough to overcome the genuine issue of material fact raised by the plaintiffs.

Three of the motions granted by the ...

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