STORY FROM: Asbestos

Federal Judge Refuses to Reconsider Denial of Motion

NEW YORK - Asbestos defendant Atlas Turner Inc. has failed to persuade a federal judge in New York to reconsider his denial of Atlas Turner's motion to set aside a $4.2 million verdict, finding that the defendant waived its right to seek equitable reduction of its share of the award. Hamilton v. Garlock, et al., No. 94 Civ. 4397 (S.D. N.Y.).

Atlas Turner sought reconsideration on the ground that the court improperly set aside the jury's allocation of fault.

U.S. District Court Judge Robert W. Sweet on Sept. 29 said that under Local Rule 6.3, Atlas Turner was not entitled ...

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