Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Asbestos Hazards in Ford Training Manuals Ruled by Court

On March 5, 2007, New York County Supreme Court Justice Karen S. Smith ruled that training manuals from Ford Co., and other companies, can be submitted at trial. Admissions of Ford that its asbestos-containing brakes are hazardous and can cause cancer. This ruling was handed down in a case involving complex asbestos litigation filed in New York City by the mesothelioma lawyers of Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP.

The Ford training manuals' references to the asbestos hazards contradict Ford's position that asbestos-containing brakes are safe. The training materials are part of Ford's nationwide training program for independent Ford dealership employees, vocational instructors and automotive students. Ford offers its training materials to these groups as well as the public at large through the sale of publications, videos, and web-based training. In these materials, whenever Ford addresses asbestos in brakes, it warns of the asbestos hazards to health and often warns that asbestos from brakes can cause diseases including cancer.

To read the full article see
Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP news release, New York County Supreme Court Justice Rules that Admissions in Ford Training Manuals that Reference Asbestos Hazards to Health Are Admissible at Trial.

New York and New Jersey mesothelioma lawyers, Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP, have filed complex asbestos litigation on behalf of numerous mesothelioma victims who were exposed to asbestos health hazards from automotive brakes. To seek legal counsel from Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP go to

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