The family of a longtime Long Island Railroad employee who claimed he contracted a fatal illness from inhaling asbestos dust on the job cannot seek compensation in state court, a Manhattan judge has ruled

Supreme Court Justice Helen E. Freedman, in Caradonna v. A.W. Chesterton, 106785/2006, granted summary judgment in favor of American Standard and its Westinghouse Air Brake division and dismissed the lawsuit filed against it by a former mechanic and welder for the LIRR who claimed the company manufactured brake shoes used by his employer that were tainted with asbestos.