New York (September 11, 2020) — Belluck & Fox LLP, New York’s leading mesothelioma, lung cancer, and personal injury law firm will be starting the first asbestos trial since COVID-19, beginning on Monday, September 14, 2020 in St. Lawrence County, New York. This will be the first asbestos case tried in New York since coronavirus restrictions were put in place by the New York Office of Court Administration. The judge presiding over the case will be the Honorable Richard Aulisi.

Attorneys Joseph Belluck and Adam Cooper will be trying the case for plaintiff George Burns, who worked as a foreman at Reynolds Aluminum Co. in Massena, NY where he was exposed to asbestos. The client was diagnosed with lung cancer on November 14, 2017 and passed away on May 29, 2018. The case is being brought on behalf of his family.

“Lung cancer and mesothelioma are devastating diseases that have affected hundreds of North Country residents. We are thankful to the NY Office of Court Administration for allowing our clients to seek justice. The trial will be conducted in a safe manner with appropriate social distancing. On behalf of all asbestos victims and people with personal injuries, we are glad that the courts of New York are once again fully open for business,” said Belluck.

Plaintiff and counsel are both available for comment.

About Belluck & Fox LLP
Personal. Professional. Proven. Founded in 2002 by Joseph Belluck and Jordan Fox, Belluck & Fox is a nationally recognized law firm specializing in cases of mesothelioma and asbestos, personal injury, and other forms of injustice. The firm represents clients across the United States based out of New York City with additional offices around the state in Albany, Rochester, and Woodstock. They have secured over $1 billion in verdicts for their clients.

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