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New York Appellate Court Stays NYCAL Docket in Part in Wake of Defense Challenges to New CMO

NEW YORK –– A New York appellate court has granted a motion to temporarily stay the New York City Asbestos Litigation docket in part, stating that a stay was granted pending the decision of the motion by the full bench.

In the July 19 order, the New York First Department Appellate Division stated that the stay was effective except that “if any case is scheduled for trial during the pendency of the motion, a plaintiff may assert a claim for punitive damages pursuant to [paragraph] 7(c); but no case in which a plaintiff asserts such a claim shall go to ...

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