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  • The Buffalo News, July 10, 2016

    The court, in a decision anxiously awaited by industry and business groups across the country, ruled against Crane Co., the Connecticut manufacturer found partially responsible for Suttner’s death. Suttner, who retired from GM in 1996 after more than 30 years of employment, was diagnosed with mesothelioma two years before his death.

  • New York Law Journal, July 1, 2016

    John Lipsitz, a founding partner at Lipsitz & Ponterio, represented Suttner. Dennis Harlow, an associate at the firm who worked on the brief, said in an interview that the court's decision is a "reaffirmation" of existing products liability law in New York.

  • June 30, 2016

    New York’s highest court upheld a wrongful death verdict on behalf of a Buffalo-area widow who lost her husband to mesothelioma. In a landmark, forty-eight page majority opinion, Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam reaffirmed that New York’s longstanding rule that a manufacturer who sells products in New York assumes a serious responsibility to warn end-users about non-obvious dangers of intended uses of its products.