02/14/2012 04:49:32 PM EST
Punitive Damages Instruction Affirmed, But New York Court Nixes $750,000 Award
BUFFALO, N.Y. A justice properly instructed a jury on punitive damages, but the jury lacked evidence upon which it could have awarded a plaintiff $750,000, a New York appeals court held Feb. 10 (In re: Eighth Judicial District Asbestos Litigation., The Estate of Ronald Drabczyk v. Amchem Products, et al., No. CA 10-02145, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 4th Dept.; 2012 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 954).
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