Oded Burger, a partner in the firm’s Toxic Tort Practice Group, commented on the future of asbestos lawsuits involving talcum powder in “Ahead Of Talc Test, NYC Judge Gives Good News To Asbestos Defendants” for Forbes. Following last year’s decision from the New York Court of Appeals to tighten the standards for asbestos lawsuits, Oded references recent scientific findings that point to other causes of mesothelioma that do not include asbestos as the reason for this shift.
“Generally courts have been reluctant to grant summary judgment where the asserted defense is based on a lack of scientific causation,” he said. “But this shows it is not an insurmountable burden in New York City.”
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