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N.Y. Court Rejects Post-Trial Motions Filed in Wake of $3.2 Million Verdict in Asbestos Case

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. –– A New York trial court has rejected post-trial motions filed in the wake of a $3.2 million asbestos verdict entered against valve manufacturer Jenkins Brothers Co., concluding that “substantial justice was achieved in this trial.”

In a four-page May 12 order, the N.Y. Supreme Court for the County of Schenectady rejected the defendant’s challenges to jury instructions and admissible evidence.

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 ...

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