NYCALNew York City Asbestos Litigation
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100) The Juni opinion's longer term impact is uncertain--one NYCAL judge has already refused to apply it, and the case is on appeal to the Appellate Division, First Department.
For almost 20 years, the NYCAL Case Management Order (CMO) deferred indefinitely any trial of punitive damages in asbestos cases, until this past year when plaintiffs' attorneys moved to modify the CMO to remove that deferral.
In a mass tort setting, such as the NYCAL Asbestos litigation, managing the punitive damage litigation component at a national level also entails yet another layer of planning.