NY Court Refuses To Relocate IBM Contamination Suits

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 1:28 PM EST) -- A New York state appeals court on Thursday affirmed that an environmental contamination suit against IBM Corp. could remain in the county where the toxic chemicals were allegedly released, ruling a jury there would most likely not include a plaintiff's relative.

A five-judge panel held that a Broome County court did not abuse its discretion when it struck down IBM's bid to move the case to one of three neighboring counties.

The suit is one of nine similar actions, involving a total of 943 plaintiffs, that...
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