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June 23, 2018

New York Mesothelioma Attorneys Make History with $7.7M Asbestos Verdict

New York mesothelioma attorneys

New York mesothelioma attorneys Amber R. Long and Keith W. Binder

SYRACUSE, New York (PRWEB) December 23, 2014

Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”) attorneys Amber R. Long and Keith W. Binder made history last Friday after obtaining a jury’s verdict against Navistar, Inc. (“Navistar”), for $7.7 Million on behalf of mesothelioma victim Lewis Nash (1). The verdict is recognized as the largest amount awarded in Syracuse’s history for a case of its type.

According to the evidence presented in court, Mr. Nash was exposed to asbestos on a regular basis for more than thirty years through his work as a bus driver for the Fayetteville-Manlius School District, a burden that ultimately took his life in September 2012 at the age of 81. It was his exposure to asbestos in the school district’s bus garage, where mechanics performed routine maintenance on Navistar school buses, which led to the fatal cancer.

Court documents reveal that Navistar, formerly known as International Harvester, sold school buses to Fayetteville-Manlius that consisted of asbestos-containing brakes, gaskets, and clutches. From his commencement as a bus driver in the late 1950s, Manlius-native Lewis Nash could regularly be found in the garage clocking in for his routes, submitting work orders, or holding conversations with the mechanics. Through his presence in the garage, Mr. Nash was exposed to asbestos that had been released into the air by work performed on the asbestos-containing bus parts.

The trial against Navistar began on December 4, 2014, and included testimony by the plaintiff’s family and expert witnesses. After deliberating upon the evidence, the jury found Navistar to be responsible for Mr. Nash’s death. Damages awarded to Mr. Nash’s wife, Mary, were in recognition of both the physical and emotional hardships experienced by Mr. Nash during his battle with mesothelioma, as well as lost services incurred by Mrs. Nash.

Levy Konigsberg LLP is a nationally-recognized asbestos litigation firm specializing in the representation of mesothelioma and lung cancer victims for close to 30 years. With offices in New York City, Albany, and White Plains, NY, the firm has an extensive history of securing record-setting awards and landmark court victories on behalf of families affected by asbestos diseases throughout the State, including Upstate New York. For example, in 2008, LK obtained a verdict ($5 Million) in a mesothelioma lawsuit (2) in Upstate NY on behalf of a man exposed to asbestos while serving in the U.S. Navy.

For more information about this verdict, please contact New York mesothelioma attorneys Amber Long or Keith Binder at 1-800-MESO-LAW (1-800-637-6529) or by submitting an email inquiry at http://www.levylaw.com.

(1) Lewis Nash v. A.W. Chesterton Co., Inc., et al., No. 2012-719 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Onondaga County);

(2) Douglas Pokorney v. Foster Wheeler, No. 2006-3087 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Onondaga County).


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Asbestos Attorney Recognized by Super Lawyers’ 2014 Edition

Asbestos Attorney Amber Long

Asbestos Attorney Amber Long

NEW YORK, New York (PRWEB) September 30, 2014

Asbestos attorney Amber R. Long, an associate at Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”), a nationally-recognized mesothelioma law firm, has been selected to the Super Lawyers 2014 New York Metro Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Amber joined LK in 2006 and, initially, worked in the firm’s national asbestos litigation department. She represented mesothelioma and lung cancer victims in lawsuits filed around the country including in Delaware, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Louisiana. Recently, she has joined the firm’s New York City asbestos litigation department.

Amber takes pride in representing hard working men and women suffering from debilitating and often deadly cancer as a result of their exposure to asbestos. She is highly skilled in all aspects of asbestos litigation from the initial client meeting through trial and appellate practice.

In addition to her asbestos experience, Amber assisted in the litigation of three cases in the Southern District of New York against tobacco companies on behalf of the families of people who began smoking as children, struggled to quit smoking, and eventually died of lung cancer. In the course of this litigation, Amber and LK partner, Jerome Block, obtained multimillion dollar verdicts on behalf of two separate families against Brown & Williamson (successor to American Tobacco Company) (1) and Philip Morris USA, Inc (2).

Amber is a member of several professional associations, including the American Association for Justice, the New York State Bar Association, and the New York City Bar Association. She is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and for the District of Connecticut, and before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Amber earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Cornell University in 2002. In 2005, she graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School.

Levy Konigsberg LLP has been representing mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer victims for more than 25 years.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

(1) Eileen A. Clinton, on behalf of herself and as administratrix of the estate of William A. Champagne, Jr., vs. Brown & Williamson Holdings, Inc., as successor by merger to American Tobacco Company, and Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 05 Civ. 9907 (CS) (LMS) (S.D.N.Y);

(2) Florence Mulholland, on behalf of herself and as administratrix of the estate of David Mulholland, vs. Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 05 Civ. 9908 (CS) (S.D.N.Y).


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