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N.Y. Court Denies American Biltrite’s Motion for Summary Judgment in Asbestos Colon Cancer Case

NEW YORK –– American Biltrite’s efforts to obtain summary judgment in a colon cancer asbestos case were rejected by a New York court, which opined that the conflicting evidence raises questions of fact to be determined by a jury.

In a Feb. 25 order, the New York Supreme Court for New York County denied the motion that levied both general and specific causation challenges against the plaintiffs’ claims.

In their complaint, plaintiffs Denis and Ann Gallagher argued that Denis Gallagher developed colon cancer as a result of exposure to asbestos in a number of ways. The plaintiffs said that ...

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