Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - New York City Defendants Ask Court To Stay Asbestos Punitive Damages Order

NEW YORK - New York City asbestos defendants on April 28 asked a state court to stay an order ending deferral of punitive damages, saying the order should operate prospectively. In an April 30 letter, the plaintiffs challenged the defendants' request as "replete with misconceptions and wholly inaccurate factual and legal generalizations" (In re: New York City Asbestos Litigation, Nos. 190293/11, 190311/11, 190294/11, 190262/11, 190215/11, 190299/11, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.).

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