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N.Y. Appellate Court Affirms $3.5 Million Verdict Entered Against National Grid in Asbestos Case

NEW YORK –– A New York appellate court has affirmed a $3.5 million verdict entered against National Grid Generation LLC, concluding that there was enough evidence to support the jury’s finding that the defendant was in control of the injury-producing activity.

In an Aug. 4 order, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, opined that the defendant’s successor was in charge of directing the trades, including the underlying decedent, about where and when to do their work, which caused the decedent to work in close contact with asbestos-dust-producing insulators.

Plaintiff Charles D. North, who asserted the claims on ...

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