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N.Y. Jury Awards $3.2 Million to Asbestos Plaintiffs in Case Against Valve Manufacturer Jenkins Bros. Co.
May 23, 2016
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. –– A New York jury has awarded $3.2 million at the conclusion of an asbestos-related trial, finding that valve manufacturer Jenkins Brothers Co. was 50 percent liable for the decedent’s mesothelioma.
The New York Supreme Court for Schenectady County jury reached the verdict on May 18. Judge Richard T. Aulisi presided over the trial.
The plaintiffs asserted the claims on behalf of Scott Shays, contending that his service as a machinist’s mate in the U.S. Navy and Vermont National Guard caused him to work with asbestos-containing products, including gaskets, packing, and external insulation used in connection with ...