Segal McCambridge Obtains Two Defense Verdicts in New York City Asbestos Litigation Involving Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Claims


March 18, 2014

Following six days of deliberation, a Manhattan jury ruled in favor of Segal McCambridge client, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, in the New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL). During the four-month trial, plaintiffs alleged exposure to asbestos products during their careers at numerous job sites in New York City, including exposure to asbestos-containing spray-on fireproofing used in the original construction of The World Trade Center, owned by the Port Authority. The plaintiffs, represented by the law firm Weitz & Luxenberg, were diagnosed with mesothelioma and later died from the disease. The jury awarded the Estates of Harry Brown and Patrick McCloskey $3,500,000 and $6,000,000, respectively, against other defendants but did not find the Port Authority liable.

The Port Authority was represented at trial by partner Christian H. Gannon and associate W. Simone Nicholson of Segal McCambridge’s New York City office.