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N.Y. Court Orders That $22 Million Asbestos Verdict Be Set Aside Unless Plaintiffs Agree to Reduction to $7 Million

NEW YORK –– A New York court has granted asbestos defendant Burnham LLC’s post-verdict motion for remittitur, setting aside a $22 million verdict unless the plaintiffs agrees to decrease the jury’s aggregate award for pain and suffering to $7 million.

In Feb. 10 order, the New York Supreme Court for New York County noted that an appellate decision issued two weeks after the verdict was reached also required it to grant Burnham’s post-verdict motion to set aside the portion of the jury verdict which found the defendant had acted with reckless disregard for the plaintiff’s safety. [Pienta v. A.W. Chesterton ...

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