No. 1197, Docket 91-9325(L).

971 F.2d 831 (1992)

In re BROOKLYN NAVY YARD ASBESTOS LITIGATION (Joint Eastern and Southern District Asbestos Litigation).

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided June 30, 1992.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Steven J. Phillips, New York City (Alani Golanski, Moshe Maimon, Levy, Phillips & Konigsberg, of counsel), for plaintiffs-appellees-cross-appellants Rose Failla, Joanna Baumann, Helen Dacey, Carolyn Foglia, Vendura L. Foglia, Dominick Fusco, Eileen Granelle, Mollie Minan, Ann Pesce, Eugene Schepis, Kenneth Alexander Sandberg, Morris Thierman, Nancy Thierman, Arnold Sherman Whitten, Catherine Whitten, David Shopkorn, Charlotte Shopkorn and Katherine Falteisek, for plaintiff-appellant Goldie Feldman, and for plaintiffs-appellants-cross-appellees Perrell V. Barone and Roberta Barone.

Jerry Kristal, Greitzer & Locks, New York City, of counsel, for plaintiffs-appellees Thomas P. Walsh and Teresa Walsh, and for plaintiffs-appellees-cross-appellants Bertram S. Bermar, Rita Liebson, Vernon Green, Salvatore Tecchio and Rose Tecchio.

John A. Collins, Michael Ponterio, Lipsitz, Green, Fahringer, Roll, Salisbury & Cambria, Buffalo, N.Y., of counsel, for plaintiffs-appellees-cross-appellants Ronald P. Bellizzi, Michael J. Boland, Mary Ellen Boland, Vincent Lentini, Connie Lentini, Joan Wilson Newton, Leonard Saks, Evelyn Saks, Lorraine Apt, Annette Epstein and Lucia Ferraiuolo.

Abby J. Resnick, Sullivan & Liapakis, New York City, of counsel, for plaintiffs-appellees-cross-appellants John Caliendo, Mary Caliendo, Hilda Ehrlich, John Morgan, Rose Morgan, Gregory Pirozzi, Audrey Pirozzi, Phyllis E. Yardley, Michael Rafaniello and Florence Rafaniello.

Jay W. Dankner, Lipsig, Sullivan & Liapakis, New York City, of counsel, for plaintiffs-appellees-cross-appellants Santo Fiumano, Larry Gewirts, Abe Goldberg and Paula Goldberg.

Louis C. Woolf, Knoxville, Tenn. (Baker, Worthington, Crossley, Stansberry & Woolf, of counsel), for defendant-appellant-cross-appellee Owens-Illinois, Inc.

Frank Santoro, Joyce A. Lagnese, Danaher, Tedford, Lagnese & Neal, Hartford, Conn., of counsel, for defendants-appellants-cross-appellees Pittsburgh Corning Corp. and Fibreboard Corp.

Andrew T. Berry, Newark, N.J. (Richard P. O'Leary, McCarter & English, of counsel), for defendants-appellants-cross-appellees Owens-Illinois, Inc. and Keene Corp.

David Henry Sculnick, Steven Sold, Gordon & Silber, New York City, of counsel, for defendant-appellant-cross-appellee Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust.

Before: OAKES, Chief Judge, LUMBARD and WALKER, Circuit Judges.

OAKES, Chief Judge:


From the 1930's through 1966, thousands of workers at the New York Naval Shipyard, commonly known as the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY), breathed air laden with carcinogenic asbestos fibers. Manufacturers of the asbestos-containing products used at BNY did not warn users of the hazards posed by asbestos dust. Nor did the Navy warn its workers of those hazards, despite its own knowledge of the danger of asbestos. Decades after exposure...

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