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N.Y. Court Denies Burnham’s Efforts to Toss Claims in Several Asbestos Suits
March 6, 2020
NEW YORK –– A New York court has denied efforts by Burnham LLC to toss failure-to-warn, loss of consortium, and punitive damage claims asserted by asbestos plaintiffs in at least five lawsuits pending in state court, according to court orders issued recently.
The orders were issued by the New York Supreme Court for New York County on Feb. 19 in the separate cases.
In one of the lawsuits, the plaintiffs asserted the claims on behalf of Jose E. Villalobos, contending that his exposure to asbestos while working with his dad as a plumber’s helper and construction worker caused him to ...