Toxic Torts Practice Group/Asbestos

Gordon & Silber was chosen by the Manville Trust to be its sole New York State counsel in thousands of personal injury suits involving asbestos claims against Johns Manville, the largest U.S. manufacturer of asbestos.

  • G&S economically manages a high volume docket of asbestos cases for settlement or trial.
  • G&S partners have tried asbestos cases all across New York State, including a defense verdict for Johns Manville and a jury verdict limiting Johns Manville’s liability to an average of under 10% in the consolidated Brooklyn Navy Yard trial.
  • G&S has achieved dozens of dismissals, discontinuances and favorable settlements for a wide variety of asbestos clients, including contractors, insulators, tire, brake, HVAC, boiler, floor and vinyl tile manufacturers, distributors and retail suppliers.
  • G&S is currently defending clients in the asbestos, silica, benzene and the World Trade Center disaster litigation.
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