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NYCAL Special Master Rejects Challenges to Inclusion of Asbestos-Containing Talc Case on In Extremis Docket

NEW YORK – The Special Master overseeing New York City’s coordinated asbestos docket has denied challenges to the inclusion of an asbestos-containing talc case in the in extremis docket saying the plaintiff’s visits to his father’s workplace as a child constituted sufficient contacts with the city, despite the fact that none of the defendants tied to that alleged exposure are involved in the case.

In a recommendation dated Dec. 4 and posted to the web site for the coordinated docket in the New York Supreme Court for New York City, Special Master Shelley Rossoff Olsen acknowledged that it “may ...



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