Defendants cannot seek discovery in connection with, and the court cannot dismiss, a claim which a plaintiff has not yet actively asserted.
Finally, no appeal lies from the denial of reargument (see D'Andrea v.
The court also upheld an million award for the widow of a chief petty officer in the Navy.
The sailor spent nearly three decades repairing shop boilers, where he was exposed to asbestos.
Di Marco of counsel), for Andal Corp., AT & T Corp, Carrier Corporation, Carver Pump Company, Chevron USA Inc., Clyde Union Inc., Control Components, Inc., Conwed Corporation, Electric Boat Corporation, Ericsson, Inc., Federal–Mogul Abestos, Personal Injury Trust, General Dynamics Corporation, Gulf Oil Corporation, Hess Corporation, Hyde Marine, Inc., International Comfort Products LLC, Ira S.Y., Inc., Elof Hansson, Inc., Fordham Supply Co., Inc., Friedrich Metal Products Co ., Inc., Goulds Pumps, Inc., Grandview Block & Supply Co., Howden North American, Inc., Long Island Lighting Company, Mario & Di Bono Plastering Co., Inc., National Grid Generation LLC, New York Power Authority, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Sleepy Hollow Chimney Supply, Ltd., Spence Engineering Co., Inc., The Brooklyn Union Gas Company, Thermo Products LLC, and Webb & Sons, Inc., appellants.Ahmuty, Demers & Mc Manus, Albertson (Frank A Cecere, Jr. Aaronson Rappaport Feinstein & Deutsch, LLP, New York (Nancy L. Ferstendig of counsel), for Amsted Rail Company, Inc., appellant. Kozak of counsel), for American Biltrite Inc., appellant. O'Toole Fernandez Weiner Van Lieu, LLC, New York (Steven A.of counsel), for EX–FM, Inc, Thomas & Betts Corporation, Tishman realty & Construction Co., Webster Plumbing Supply, Inc. Thompson Hine LLP, New York (Joseph Koczko of counsel), for Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, Alcoa Steamship Company, Inc., Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), American President Lines, Ltd., American Trading and Production Corporation, Central Gulf Lines, Inc., Chiquita Brands International, Inc., Farrell Lines Incorporated, Maersk B. Pennie of counsel), for Ford Motor Company, appellant. O'Leary of counsel), for Standard Motor Products, Inc., Parker–Hannifin Corporation, Cleveland Wheel and Brakes, Fisher Scientific Company, L. C., Fisher Scientific International, Inc., Hercules, Inc., Champlain Cable Corporation, Ametek, Inc., Ashland, Inc., Mestek, Inc., Advanced Thermal Hydronics, Inc., Champlain Cable Corporation, Ametek Inc., Ashland Inc., Corporation, Mestek, Inc., Sulzer Pumps (US) Inc., and Sulzer Bingham Pumps, Inc., appellants. Canevari of counsel), for Universe Tankships, Inc., National Bulk Carriers, Inc., and Crowley Marine Services, Inc., appellants. C., New York (Joseph Lipari and Jason Pisultzer of counsel), for Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc., AIW–2010 Wind Down Corp., Long Island Tinsmiths Supply Corp., H. Page & Sons, Inc., and Elementis Chemicals Inc., appellants. Mc Guire Woods LLP, New York (Genevieve Mac Steel of counsel), for ITT Corporation, appellant. Pascarella of counsel), for Bird Incorporated, Rheem Manufacturing Company, Trane US, Inc., and Ingersoll Rand Company, appellants. Lavin, O'Neil, Cedrone & Di Sipio, New York (Timothy J. Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, New York (Paul J. Weiner of counsel), for Acme Heat & Power, Inc., Avocet Enterprises, Inc., Clark–Reliance Corporation, IMI Cash Valve/A. Cash Valve Manufacturing Company and Pennco Inc., appellants.Barry, Mc Tiernan & Moore LLC, New York (Suzanne M. C., New York (Giovanni Regina of counsel), for Riley Power Inc. Eckert Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC, White Plains (David Katzenstein of counsel), for Cargill, Inc., Superior Lidgerwood Mundy Corporation, Taco, Inc. Smith of counsel), for Residual Enterprises Corporation, appellants. Ruchala of counsel), for Genuine Parts Company and National Automotive Parts Association. Garrity, Graham, Murphy, Garofalo & Flinn, New York (Anthony J.O'Rourke of counsel), for Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., Peerless Industries, Inc., Graybar Electric Company, Inc., Henkel Corporation and NASCO Holdings, Inc., appellants.Darger Errante Yavitz & Blau LLP, New York (Jonathan Kromberg of counsel), for Amchem Products, Inc., Beazer East, Inc., Certainteed Corporation, Dana Companies, LLC, Gould Electronics Inc., Hobart Brothers Company, Lennox Industries Inc., The Lincoln electric Company, Linde, LLC, Union Carbide Corporation, appellants.Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Sherry Klein Heitler, J.), entered April 15, 2014 (the April Order), which modified Section XVII of the New York City Asbestos Litigation Case Management Order, as amended May 26, 2011, to allow punitive damages claims to proceed, and denied defendants' motion to vacate and declare inapplicable the Case Management Order, unanimously modified, on the law, to the extent of deleting the second sentence from the first decretal paragraph, remanding the matter to the Coordinating Justice for a determination of procedural protocols on the issue of punitive damages, staying implementation of the modified order until such a determination is made, and otherwise affirmed, without costs.Appeal from an interim order, same court and Justice, entered May 8, 2014, which partially stayed the application of the April order, unanimously dismissed, without costs, as academic. CAL), the Case Management Order (CMO) was amended in 1996 by the Coordinating Justice to add section XVII which provides that “Counts for punitive damages are deferred until such time as the Court deems otherwise, upon notice and hearing” (emphasis added).Dave Konstantin, a carpenter, inhaled dust working on two skyscrapers at 641 Fifth Avenue.A panel of judges upheld an earlier ruling that Tishman Liquidating Corp, the successor to the now defunct Tishman Realty — the contractor on both jobs — was liable in the case because the company knew as early as 1969 that asbestos was harmful.