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Defense Verdict for Cationic Fibre Manufacturer in Erie County

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Supreme Court of New York, County of Erie

Plaintiff Craig Screiner, represented by Belluck and Fox, alleged exposure to asbestos from his time working at Durez Plastics in North Tonawanda, New York during summer 1974, and that this exposure caused his mesothelioma diagnosis.

At the time of trial, Hedman Cationic Fibre (Hedman) was the last remaining defendant. The jury ultimately found that the materials manufactured by Hedman and allegedly present at Durez did not cause the plaintiff’s mesothelioma and issued a verdict in favor of Hedman.