Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - N.Y. Justice Criticizes Defendant's Discovery Efforts But Denies Sanctions

NEW YORK - An asbestos defendant's request for more time to review discovery is moot and baseless in light of its own failures, while plaintiffs' request for sanctions is unwarranted as both parties violated discovery orders, a New York justice held in an opinion posted July 8 (In re: New York City Asbestos Litigation Angel Lamberty v. A.O. Smith Water Products Co., et al., No. 100988/04, Robert Freeman v. A.O. Smith Water Products Co., et al., No. 100867/04, Francis Marino v. A.O. Smith Water Products Co., et al., No. 116830/03, Theodore Pendergast v. A.O. Smith Water Products Co., et al., No. 104850/04, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.).

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