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New York Attorney Andrew Sapon Obtains Summary Judgment in Toxic Exposure Matter

Litchfield Cavo was granted summary judgment on behalf of its client in a decision by Judge George J. Silver in New York Supreme Court, New York County, where the client was represented by New York partner Andrew Sapon. In Abrams v. Related L.P., et al., Plaintiff was alleging injuries, and specifically Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (“MCS”) secondary to exposure to an adhesive used to apply wood floors. The Court held that Plaintiff failed to establish a causal relationship between the claimed illness and alleged exposure in that Plaintiff’s expert could not quantify the level of toxins to which plaintiff was exposed (“dose-response relationship”). The Court also rejected Plaintiff’s claims relating to his diagnosis of toxicant induced loss of tolerance (TILT) as a result of Plaintiff’s exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) contained in the adhesive product as no scientific relationship was established between the toxin and the disease.