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N.Y. Appellate Court Affirms Order Allowing Additur in Asbestos Case, Increases Damages by Nearly $3 Million

NEW YORK –– A New York appellate court has affirmed a trial court’s order granting a motion for additur in an asbestos case, agreeing that past and future pain and suffering damages in the case should be increased from $3.8 million to $6.5 million.

In the Sept. 14 order, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department opined in part that there was “sufficient evidence from which a jury could determine that defendant was aware that workers such as plaintiff were at risk from exposure to asbestos.”

In Aug. 2017, a jury awarded the plaintiffs $4.6 million at the ...

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