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Andrew Sapon

Andrew Sapon

Partner

NY – New York
T: 212.792.9761 | F: 212.434.0105

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Andrew is a skilled attorney with more than 30 years’ experience practicing at the forefront of the ever-evolving asbestos litigation throughout New York, New England and across the nation. He has extensive experience handling toxic tort cases, including exposure claims to benzene, carbon monoxide, pressure-treated wood (CCA), formaldehyde, “sick building” and multiple chemical sensitivity cases. Andrew’s concentration in toxic and mass tort litigation includes securing defense verdicts at trial in state and federal courts, and dismissals on appeal for clients in a range of industries. His representative experience includes defending clients from Fortune 500 companies, as well as domestic and foreign product manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and retailers. He also has experience defending property owners, including contractors in claims involving infant exposures to lead paint.

Clients call upon Andrew to resolve high profile, catastrophic loss claims relating to the World Trade Center, Atlantic hurricane known as Superstorm Sandy and the Lake George tour boat disaster that occurred in Cramer Point, New York. Most recently, Andrew headed our New York defense team representing talc suppliers in law suits arising out of the use of consumer powder products.

In addition to his law practice, Andrew is a participating mock trial judge for the American Mock Trial Association, and is involved in local community charities.

Practices

  • Asbestos | In Re: New York City Asbestos Litigation (Andrucki) (New York State Supreme Court, New York County Index No.: 190377-2010); obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of client in asbestos case involving spray insulation used in the construction of the World Trade Center.
  • Carbon Monoxide | Cano v. The Messorle Project LLC, (New York State Supreme Court, Kings County Index No.: 512171-2016); secured Summary Judgment in 2020 in favor of property owner and manager, dismissing suit alleging prolonged exposure to carbon monoxide. Plaintiff alleged a litany of permanent injuries including brain damage, cognitive deficits, cardiac irregularities and visual problems.
  • Catastrophic Loss | Urbaniak, et. al. v. Shoreline Cruises, et al.  05-cv-1408 (USDC-NDNY, 2006); negotiated settlements in New York Federal District Court on behalf of Canadian client in case involving 21 fatalities (Lake George ferry boat sinking).
  • Construction Dust | McGrath v. Transitional Services of New York, 63 A.D.3d 1121, 883 N.Y.S.2d 542 (Appellate Division, 2nd Dep’t, 2009); Summary Judgment in favor of construction company client, affirmed on appeal, in case alleging toxic exposure to construction dust. Multiple plaintiffs asserted claims of a myriad of injuries including multiple chemical sensitivity.
  • Drain Cleaner | Marshall v. Medallion Products, et al. 13-cv-4475 (USDC-SDNY, 2015); secured defense verdict in New York Federal District Court trial in favor of manufacturer of a drain cleaning product which allegedly exploded upon opening, causing eye and skin injuries to the plaintiff.
  • Flooring Adhesive | Abrams v. Related Companies, 137 A.D.3d 655, 283 N.Y.S.3d 366 (Appellate Division, 1st, 2016); Summary Judgment, affirmed on appeal, in case alleging multiple chemical sensitivity secondary to inhalation of toxic fumes from a chemical adhesive product.
  • Pottery Glaze | Gushue v. Levy, (New York State Supreme Court, New York County Index:  106645-2005); obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of premises owner.  Plaintiff alleged her Parkinson’s disease was caused by exposure to toxic fumes from glazes used in her pottery business.
  • Pressure-treated Wood | Sirico v. Beckerle Lumber Supply Co., Inc., 227 A.D.2d 396, 642 N.Y.S.2d 55 (Appellate Division, 2nd Dept., 1996); Summary Judgment in favor of product retailer, affirmed on appeal, in pressure-treated wood (chromated copper arsenate) case.
  • Talc | In Re: New York City Asbestos Litigation (Cohen), 2018 WL 3306752, 2018 N.Y. Slip Op. 31481(U), 1 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., 2018); obtained Summary Judgment in favor of talc defendant on the issue of corporate successor liability.
  • Talc | In Re: New York City Asbestos Litigation (Peralta) (New York State Supreme Court, New York County Index No.: 190151-2017); prevailed on Motion to Dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.