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N.Y. Court Grants Jenkins Bros. Motion to Dismiss on Jurisdiction Grounds in Asbestos Suit

NEW YORK –– A New York court has granted a motion to dismiss filed by Jenkins Bros. in an asbestos suit on jurisdiction grounds, finding that the plaintiff had failed to establish a connection between a sales transaction in New York and the subsequent exposure in Georgia.

In the Sept. 26 order, the New York Supreme Court for New York County granted the motion due to lack of personal jurisdiction.

“This dismissal is on the condition that, as long as plaintiff commences a new action for the same claims against Jenkins Bros. in New Jersey within six months after ...

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