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William A. Ruskin: The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated

By William A. Ruskin | Pursuant to the Decision and Order of the Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, dated April 8, 2014, asbestos plaintiffs for the first time since 1996 may seek permission from the New York City trial judges to charge the jury on the issue of punitive damages. Until Judge Heitler’s...

UPS Sent Packing

The Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act, 49 U.S.C.S. § 11706 et seq., did not preempt the state-law claims of an artist who saw red when her oil paintings were auctioned off after the men in brown allegedly removed them from their packaging. In Mlinar v. United Parcel Service , 2016...