General Electric Federal District Court Decisions

(PS) Lewis v. NBC Universal et al

Filed: January 12, 2017 as 2:2016cv03029
Court: California Eastern District Court
Defendant: NBC Universal, Sacramento County Superior Court, Sacramento State University, General Electric Corporation, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, Sacramento Police Department, City of Sacramento, City of Los Angeles, County of Sacramento, Loaves and Fishes, Francis House, Caldwell Banker, Wells Fargo Bank, Monica Sharae Williams, Rachel McCain, Arletha Leon, Gregory Jones , Jr., Gregory Jermaine Lewis, Katherine Lewis, Felicia Lewis Bledsoe, Sacramento Regional Transit, AT&T, Comcast, Budget Mobile, Rand Patrick Williams, Amber Castenda, Anmen Singh, Consumnes River College, Mississippi Department of Corrections, Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility, Rankin County Correctional Facility, Vanessa McElvy and others
Plaintiff: Derrick Jerome Lewis
Nature of Suit: Other Civil Rights

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Gregory G. Hollows on 1/12/2017 GRANTING Plaintiff's 2 Motion to Proceed IFP. The complaint is dismissed, with leave to file an amended complaint within 30 days from the date this order is filed. The amended complaint must comply with the requirements of the FRCP, and the Local Rules of Practice; the amended complaint must bear the docket number assigned this case and must be labeled "Amended Complaint" and plaintiff must…

Killam v. Air and Liquid Systems, Inc. et al

Filed: January 12, 2017 as 8:2016cv02915
Court: Florida Middle District Court
Defendant: Air and Liquid Systems, Inc., Aurora Pump Company, Carrier Corp., CBS Corporation, Crane Co., Cochrane Corporation, Dravo Corporation, Electrolux Home Products, Inc., Flowserve US Inc., Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, General Electric Company, G.G. of Florida Inc., Goulds Pumps, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., IMO Industries, Inc., Ingersoll-Rand Company, ITT Corporation, John Crane Inc., Johnson Controls, Inc., Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Strahman Valves, Inc., Velan Valve Corp., Warren Pumps, L.L.C., BW/IP International, Inc.
Plaintiff: Marc Killam
Nature of Suit: Tort Product Liability

ORDER: Plaintiff Marc Killam is authorized to file an Amended Complaint by January 30, 2017. The pending Motions to Dismiss (Doc. ## 37 , 38 , 39 , 40 , 41 , 53 , 56 , 57 , 65 , 89 ) are DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE AS MOOT. Signed by Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington on 1/12/2017. (KAK)

Hanson, et al v. 3M Company, et al

Filed: January 12, 2017 as 1:2016cv00328
Court: North Carolina Western District Court
Defendant: 3M Company, American Biltrite, Inc, Cyprus-Amax Minerals Co., Domco Products Texas, L.P, General Electric Company, H.B. Fuller Company, Mannington Mills Inc., Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Pfizer, Tile Council of North America, Warren Pumps, LLC, CBS Corporation
Plaintiff: Lisa Hanson, Tony Hanson
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER GRANTING 39 Motion to Amend/Correct. Plaintiffs shall have 10 days from the entry of this Order to file their Amended Complaint; DENYING as moot the pending Motions to Dismiss [6, 33, & 50] Motions to Dismiss upon the filing of the Amended Complaint. Signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis Howell on 01/12/2017. (thh)

Lineberger et al v. CBS Corporation et al

Filed: January 10, 2017 as 1:2016cv00390
Court: North Carolina Western District Court
Defendant: CBS Corporation, CNA Holdings, Inc., Cooper Industries, LLC, Durez Corporation, Eaton Corporation, General Cable Industries, Inc., General Electric Company, Georgia Pacific LLC, Gould Electronics, Inc., Graybar Electric Co, International Paper Company, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Occidental Chemical Corporation, Pfizer, Inc., Plastics Engineering Company, Rockwell Automation, Inc., Rogers Corporation, RSCC Wire & Cable, LLC, R.T. Vanderbilt Holding Company, Inc., Schnieder Electric USA, Inc., Sears, Roebuck and Co., Siemens Corp, Tarkett, Inc., Union Carbide Corporation, Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC
Plaintiff: Tommy William Lineberger, Marcella Wilson Lineberger
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER granting 28 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice, added W. David Conner for Union Carbide Corporation. Signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis Howell on 1/10/17. (ejb)

Lineberger et al v. CBS Corporation et al

Filed: January 10, 2017 as 1:2016cv00390
Court: North Carolina Western District Court
Defendant: CBS Corporation, CNA Holdings, Inc., Cooper Industries, LLC, Durez Corporation, Eaton Corporation, General Cable Industries, Inc., General Electric Company, Georgia Pacific LLC, Gould Electronics, Inc., Graybar Electric Co, International Paper Company, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Occidental Chemical Corporation, Pfizer, Inc., Plastics Engineering Company, Rockwell Automation, Inc., Rogers Corporation, RSCC Wire & Cable, LLC, R.T. Vanderbilt Holding Company, Inc., Schnieder Electric USA, Inc., Sears, Roebuck and Co., Siemens Corp, Tarkett, Inc., Union Carbide Corporation, Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC
Plaintiff: Tommy William Lineberger, Marcella Wilson Lineberger
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER granting 30 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice, added Scott E. Frick for Union Carbide Corporation. Signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis Howell on 1/10/17. (ejb)

Lineberger et al v. CBS Corporation et al

Filed: January 10, 2017 as 1:2016cv00390
Court: North Carolina Western District Court
Defendant: CBS Corporation, CNA Holdings, Inc., Cooper Industries, LLC, Durez Corporation, Eaton Corporation, General Cable Industries, Inc., General Electric Company, Georgia Pacific LLC, Gould Electronics, Inc., Graybar Electric Co, International Paper Company, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Occidental Chemical Corporation, Pfizer, Inc., Plastics Engineering Company, Rockwell Automation, Inc., Rogers Corporation, RSCC Wire & Cable, LLC, R.T. Vanderbilt Holding Company, Inc., Schnieder Electric USA, Inc., Sears, Roebuck and Co., Siemens Corp, Tarkett, Inc., Union Carbide Corporation, Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC
Plaintiff: Tommy William Lineberger, Marcella Wilson Lineberger
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER granting 29 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice, added Moffatt G. McDonald for Union Carbide Corporation. Signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis Howell on 1/10/17. (ejb)

Alstom et al v. General Electric Company

Filed: January 10, 2017 as 1:2016cv03568
Court: New York Southern District Court
Defendant: General Electric Company
Plaintiff: Alstom, Alstom Transport Holdings B.V.
Nature of Suit: Other Contract

OPINION AND ORDER re: 38 CROSS MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by General Electric Company, 62 LETTER MOTION for Oral Argument addressed to Judge Jesse M. Furman from Stephen L. Ascher dated July 22, 2016 filed by General Electric Company, 48 MOTION to Stay Proceedings and/or Compel Arbitration filed by General Electric Company, 26 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Alstom Transport Holdings B.V., Alstom. In s hort, given the…

Arbogast et al v. Georgia-Pacific, LLC et al

Filed: January 4, 2017 as 1:2014cv04049
Court: Maryland District Court
Cross Claimant: Crane Co., Honeywell International, Inc.
Cross Defendant: Crane Co., A.W. Chesterton Company, Borgwarner Morse Tec, Inc., CBS Corporation of Delaware, Certainteed Corporation, Cooper Industries, LLC, Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc., Eaton Corporation, Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, Foster Wheeler, LLC., General Electric Company, Georgia-Pacific, LLC, Greene, Tweed & Co., Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., Ingersoll-Rand Company, International Paper Company, MCIC, Inc., Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Old Orchard Industrial Corp., Schneider Electric USA, Inc., Sepco Corporation, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Union Carbide Corporation, Uniroyal Holding, Inc., Wallace and Gale Asbestos Settlement Trust
Defendant: A.W. Chesterton Company, Borgwarner Morse Tec, Inc., CBS Corporation of Delaware, Certainteed Corporation, Cooper Industries, LLC, Crane Co., Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc., Eaton Corporation, Foster Wheeler, LLC., Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, General Electric Company, Georgia-Pacific, LLC, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Greene, Tweed & Co., Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., Ingersoll-Rand Company, International Paper Company, MCIC, Inc., Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Old Orchard Industrial Corp., Schneider Electric USA, Inc., Sepco Corporation, Union Carbide Corporation, Uniroyal Holding, Inc., Wallace and Gale Asbestos Settlement Trust
Plaintiff: Charles Lemuel Arbogast, Jr., Barbara Arbogast
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER denying 532 Motion to Remand to State Court; granting 566 Motion to Amend/Correct 537 Third Party Complaint. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 1/3/2017. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk)

Shaw v. Andritz Inc. et al

Filed: December 30, 2016 as 1:2015cv00725
Court: Delaware District Court
Cross Claimant: Gardner Denver Inc.
Cross Defendant: Gardner Denver Inc., Andritz Inc., Baker Hughes Incorporated, Bay Valley Pulp and Paper Company, Bird Escher Wyss, Inc., CBS Corporation, Crane CO., Crown Cork & Seal Company Inc., Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, Dap Products Inc., Dominion Resources, Inc., EECI Inc., ENTERGY CORPORATION, d/b/a VERMONT YANKEE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, Elliott Company, Entergy Corporation, Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC, Federal-Mogul Asbestos Personal Injury Trust, Fisher Controls International, LLC, General Electric Company, Genuine Parts Company, Goulds Pumps Incorporated, Home Depot USA Inc., IMO Industries Inc., Ingersoll Rand Company, International Paper Company, Kadant Inc., Kadant Black Clawson Inc., Marsden, Inc., Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Northeast Utilities, Pfizer Inc., The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and others
Defendant: Andritz Inc., Baker Hughes Incorporated, Bay Valley Pulp and Paper Company, Bird Escher Wyss, Inc., CBS Corporation, Crane CO., Crown Cork & Seal Company Inc., Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, Dap Products Inc., Dominion Resources, Inc., EECI Inc., Elliott Company, Entergy Corporation, Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC, Federal-Mogul Asbestos Personal Injury Trust, Fisher Controls International, LLC, Gardner Denver Inc., General Electric Company, Genuine Parts Company, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Goulds Pumps Incorporated, Home Depot USA Inc., IMO Industries Inc., Ingersoll Rand Company, International Paper Company, Kadant Inc., Kadant Black Clawson Inc., Marsden, Inc., Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, The Nash Engineering, Northeast Utilities, Pfizer Inc. and others
Plaintiff: Ralph Elliott Shaw, Joan Sanderson Shaw
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Sherry R. Fallon on 12/29/2016. (lih)

VESPER v. 3M COMPANY et al

Filed: December 19, 2016 as 1:2015cv01322
Court: New Jersey District Court
Defendant: 3M COMPANY, ALCAREL-LUCENT USA, INC., AMERICAN PREMIER UNDERWRITERS, INC., BAYER CROPSCIENCE, INC., BORG WARNER CORPORATION, BUFFALO PUMPS, INC., CBS CORPORATION, CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, COLTEC INDUSTRIES, CONSOLIDATED RAIL CORPORATION, INC., COPES-VULCAN, INC., CRANE PUMPS & SYSTEMS INC., DAP, INC., DURAMETALLIC CORP., DURO DYNE CORPORATION, FAIRBANKS MORSE ENGINE, ENPRO INDUSTRIES, INC., FOSTER WHEELER, LLC, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, GEORGIA-PACIFIC, LLC, GOULD PUMPS, INC., HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC., IMO INDUSTRIES INC., INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY, MARLEY WYLAIN COMPANY, MOTION CONTROL INDUSTRIES, NOTTE SAFETY APPLIANCE COMPANY, OWENS-ILLINOIS, INC., SID HARVEY INDUSTRIES, INC., UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION, WARREN PUMPS, WEIL-MCLAIN COMPANY and others
Plaintiff: GEORGE VESPER
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

OPINION FILED. Signed by Chief Judge Jerome B. Simandle on 12/19/16. (js)

Sumner et al v. Borgwarner Morse TEC, Inc. et al

Filed: December 19, 2016 as 2:2016cv00415
Court: Nevada District Court
Defendant: Borgwarner Morse TEC, Inc., CBS Corporation, Certainteed Corporation, Crane Co., Dap, Inc., Electrolux Home Products, Inc., Environmental Asbestos & Lead Klean-Up, General Electric Company, Genuine Parts Company of Nevada, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Honeywell International, Inc., Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Pneumo Abex LLC, Sears Roebuck & Co, Trane US, Inc., Union Carbide Corporation, Whirlpool Corporation
Plaintiff: Gerald Sumner, Sarah Sumner
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER Granting 52 Stipulation to Dismiss Defendant Trane U.S. Inc. With Prejudice. Signed by Judge Richard F. Boulware, II on 12/19/2016. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - NEV)

Oleksy v. General Electric Company et al

Filed: December 12, 2016 as 1:2006cv01245
Court: Illinois Northern District Court
Nature of Suit: Patent

MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order Signed by the Honorable Jeffrey T. Gilbert on 12/12/2016. Mailed notice(lxs, )

Baker v. Hopeman Brothers Inc. et al

Filed: December 6, 2016 as 3:2011cv01646
Court: California Northern District Court
Defendant: Hopeman Brothers Inc., Federal-Mogul Asbestos Personal Injury Trust as Successor to Felt-Products Manufacturing Co., CBS Corporation, Arvinmeritor, Inc., Performance Industries, Inc., Maremont Corporation, Pneumo Abex LLC, Genuine Parts Company, Actuant Corporation, Hennessy Industries, Inc., Paccar Inc., Ingersoll-Rand Company, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc., Perfection Hy-Test Company, Carquest Corporation, Haldex Brake Corporation, Indian Head Industries, Inc., Tenneco Inc., General Electric Company, Foster Wheeler LLC, Electric Boat Corporation, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc.
Plaintiff: Robert Baker
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER granting 79 Stipulation and Order re: Dismissal With Prejudice of Defendant Hopeman Brothers, Inc. Signed by Judge Charles R. Breyer on 12/6/2016. (afmS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/6/2016)

Graham v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. et al

Filed: November 30, 2016 as 2:2014cv02916
Court: California Eastern District Court
Defendant: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., General Electric Company
Plaintiff: Tyra Graham
Nature of Suit: Personal Injury- Product Liability

ORDER signed by District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr on 11/30/16 GRANTING 63 Request to Seal Documents.(Washington, S)

Perez et al v. Air & Liquid System Corporation et al

Filed: November 30, 2016 as 3:2016cv00842
Court: Illinois Southern District Court
Cross Claimant: General Electric Company, Crane Co., Air & Liquid System Corporation, Warren Pumps LLC, John Crane Inc.
Cross Defendant: General Electric Company, Air & Liquid System Corporation, Alfa-Laval, Inc., Carrier Corporation, Crane Co., FMC Corporation, Flowserve US Inc., Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, Gardner Denver, Inc., Ingersoll Rand Company, John Crane Inc., McNally Industries LLC, SPX Corporation, Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy Corporation, Viad Corp, Warren Pumps LLC, Westinghouse Electric Company
Defendant: Air & Liquid System Corporation, Alfa-Laval, Inc., Carrier Corporation, Crane Co., FMC Corporation, Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, Gardner Denver, Inc., General Electric Company, Ingersoll Rand Company, John Crane Inc., SPX Corporation, Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy Corporation, Viad Corp, Warren Pumps LLC, Westinghouse Electric Company, McNally Industries LLC
Plaintiff: Sylvia Perez
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER DENYING 40 Motion to Remand filed by Plaintiff Sylvia Perez. Signed by Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel on 11/30/2016. (mlp)

Graham v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. et al

Filed: November 17, 2016 as 2:2014cv02916
Court: California Eastern District Court
Defendant: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., General Electric Company
Plaintiff: Tyra Graham
Nature of Suit: Personal Injury- Product Liability

ORDER SEALING DOCUMENTS signed by District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr on 11/16/16. (Mena-Sanchez, L)

Sheppard v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company et al

Filed: November 17, 2016 as 2:2016cv02401
Court: Louisiana Eastern District Court
Defendant: Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association, McCarty Corporation, Reilly-Benton Company, Inc., Taylor-Seidenbach, Inc., Bayer CropScience, Inc., Union Carbide Coporation, Montello, Inc., OneBeacon America Insurance Company, Pennsylvania General Insurance Company, Riley Power, Inc., Mosaic Global Holdings, Inc., General Electric Company, Uniroyal Holding, Inc., Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP
Plaintiff: Jesse Frank Sheppard
Nature of Suit: Marine

ORDER & REASONS denying 61 Motion to Remand to State Court. Signed by Judge Sarah S. Vance on 11/17/2016. (mmm)

Sheppard v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company et al

Filed: November 17, 2016 as 2:2016cv02401
Court: Louisiana Eastern District Court
Defendant: Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association, McCarty Corporation, Reilly-Benton Company, Inc., Taylor-Seidenbach, Inc., Bayer CropScience, Inc., Union Carbide Coporation, Montello, Inc., OneBeacon America Insurance Company, Pennsylvania General Insurance Company, Riley Power, Inc., Mosaic Global Holdings, Inc., General Electric Company, Uniroyal Holding, Inc., Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP
Plaintiff: Jesse Frank Sheppard
Nature of Suit: Marine

ORDER & REASONS granting 12 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim. Party Mosaic Global Holdings, Inc. dismissed. This dismissal is WITHOUT PREJUDICE and with leave to file an amended complaint within twenty-one days of this order. Signed by Judge Sarah S. Vance on 11/17/2016. (mmm)

Loupe et al v. Pennsylvania General Insurance Company et al

Filed: November 17, 2016 as 2:2016cv06075
Court: Louisiana Eastern District Court
Cross Claimant: Albert L Bossier, Jr, J Melton Garrett
Cross Defendant: CBS Corporation, Eagle, Inc., Hopeman Brothers Inc, McCarty Corporation, Taylor-Seidenbach, Inc., Reilly-Benton Company, Inc., Uniroyal, Inc., Foster Wheeler LLC, Bayer CropScience, Inc., General Electric Company, Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Defendant: Pennsylvania General Insurance Company, Huntington Ingalls Incorporated, Albert L Bossier, Jr, J Melton Garrett, Hopeman Brothers Inc, Bayer CropScience, Inc., Eagle, Inc., Foster Wheeler LLC, General Electric Company, CBS Corporation, Uniroyal, Inc., Owens-Illinois, Inc., OneBeacon America Insurance Company, Travelers Indemnity Company, Taylor-Seidenbach, Inc., Reilly-Benton Company, Inc., McCarty Corporation
Plaintiff: Bonnie Ann Tregre Loupe, Lee Ann Tregre Cortez, Sherry Tregre Cortez
Third Party Defendant: Claims Resolution Management Corporation, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, International Paper Company
Third Party Plaintiff: Albert L Bossier, Jr
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER & REASONS granting 3 Motion to Remand to State Court; denying 7 Motion for Attorney Fees; denying 54 Motion for Sanctions. Signed by Judge Sarah S. Vance on 11/17/2016. (mmm) (Additional attachment(s) added on 11/17/2016: # 1 Remand Letter) (mmm).

Walters v. Siemens Industry, Inc., et. al.

Filed: November 16, 2016 as 0:2016cv00143
Court: Kentucky Eastern District Court
Defendant: Siemens Industry, Inc., AK Steel Corporation, Doble Engineering Company, General Electric Company
Plaintiff: Sharon Walters, Dwayne Walters
Nature of Suit: Other Personal Injury

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER: The Court ORDERS that Doble Engineering's 15 Joinder in AK Steel's Motion to Dismiss for Improper Venue, and in the Alternative, Motion to Transfer Venue be DENIED to the extent it seeks dismissal for imprope r venue, and GRANTED to the extent it seeks transfer pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 1404(a); the Court ORDERS that AK Steel's 11 Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction be TERMINATED AS MOOT and that General Electric…