NJ City Utility Escapes Ex-Worker's Toxic Tort Appeal Bid

Law360, New York (August 21, 2013, 8:41 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey state appeals court refused Wednesday to overturn a decision by a worker’s compensation judge dismissing a toxic tort claim from a former Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority employee, ruling the judge didn’t err by allowing medical testimony from a highly paid defense expert.

John Donato, a former vehicle maintenance supervisor for the water treatment and sewage authority, lost his bid to revive his claim that exposure to soot, dust, diesel fumes and other toxic irritants resulted in his pulmonary disease. JCMUA presented a...
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