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Simply Naming Defendants in Interrogatory Responses Held Insufficient For Plaintiff to Prevent a Shifting of Burden of Proof on Summary Judgment In New York, Erie County Case

On May 26, 2016 a decision and order in Blamowski v. Air & Liquid Systems, Inc., et al., Index No. 808655/2014 came down granting summary judgment to several defendants in a take-home deceased mesothelioma case. In this case, it was alleged that the decedent was exposed to asbestos from laundering her husband, Eugene Blamowski’s, work clothes. Mr. Blamowski worked as a laborer at Bethlehem Steel from 1955-84, with the exception of his Army service from 1958–62. He and the decedent were married in 1965…

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Stay Granted on Closely Watched Law Banning “Toxic” Children’s Products

Manufacturers of children’s products and children’s apparel are able to breathe a little more easily, at least for now, after a federal judge granted a stay on a law banning the sale of products containing any amount of a select list of chemicals in Albany County, New York. Set to become effective in January 2016, the county law takes aim at toys, children’s products, or children’s apparel containing any amount — even federally acceptable trace amounts — of antimony, arsenic, benzene, cadmium, cobalt, lead, and…

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