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N.Y. Court Grants Motions for Summary Judgment in Asbestos Case, Cites Product Identification Deficiencies

ERIE, N.Y. –– A New York state court has granted several defense motions for summary judgment, finding that not only did the plaintiff fail to identify the source of asbestos exposure, but failed to establish he worked in the vicinity of those who would have disturbed the encapsulated asbestos.

In the May 26 order, the New York Supreme Court for the 8th Judicial District wrote that the plaintiff had failed to identify a single manufacturer’s product or a single co-worker in interrogatory answers and deposition testimony.

The plaintiff asserted the claims on behalf of Ann Blamowski, contending that she ...

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