June 12, 2019 / 9:44 PM / a month ago

Coke ovens are ‘products,’ says N.Y. top court in cancer liability case

Coke ovens built for steel producers to burn coal can be considered “products” just like many mass-produced items that are subject to products liability lawsuits, New York’s top court has ruled in reviving a lawsuit against Honeywell International.

The New York Court of Appeals on a 4-2 vote reached that conclusion on Tuesday as it revived a lawsuit alleging that toxic emissions from a coke oven built by a company now owned by Honeywell caused a steel plant worker to die of cancer.

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