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N.Y. Court Grants Motion in Part to Preclude Testimony from Expert on Cleavage Fragments of Asbestos Minerals

NEW YORK –– A New York trial court has granted a motion in part to preclude testimony of Colgate-Palmolive’s cell biologist in a cosmetic asbestos talcum powder lawsuit, finding that the expert could not testify as to the biological effects on humans of tremolite cleavage fragments or of fibrous anthophyllite cleavage fragments.

In the Sept. 7 order, the New York Supreme Court for New York County did allow the expert, however, to testify on the biological effects of minerals components or properties on humans.

The underlying claims were asserted on behalf of Sandra Florence Cohen, who allegedly developed mesothelioma ...

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