General Electric Federal District Court Decisions

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

Filed: April 25, 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. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 4/24/2017. (bmhs, Deputy Clerk)

Lineberger et al v. CBS Corporation et al

Filed: April 13, 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 115 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice, added Sabrina G. Stone for Tommy William Lineberger, Marcella Wilson Lineberger. Signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis Howell on 4/13/17. (ejb)

BRG HARRISON LOFTS URBAN RENEWAL LLC v. GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY et al

Filed: April 3, 2017 as 2:2016cv06577
Court: New Jersey District Court
Defendant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, ENVIRONMENTAL WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES, LLC, ACCREDITED ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Plaintiff: BRG HARRISON LOFTS URBAN RENEWAL LLC
Nature of Suit: Environmental Matters

OPINION AND ORDER denying Defendants 20 Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Judge Stanley R. Chesler on 04/03/2017. (ek)

John Hukkanen, et al v. Air and Liquid Systems Corporation, et al

Filed: March 31, 2017 as 2:2017cv02227
Court: California Central District Court
Defendant: Air and Liquid Systems Corporation, Albay Construction Co., Allied Fluid Products Corp., Allied Packing and Supply, Inc., Atlantic Richfield Company, Aurora Pump Company, BW/IP, Inc., Blackmer Pump Company, Borgwarner Morse Tec LLC, Broadspectrum Downstream Services, Inc., CBS Corporation, CLA-VAL Co., Chevron U.S.A. Inc., ConocoPhillips Company, Crane Co., Crosby Valve, LLC, Dillingham Construction Corporation, Dillingham Construction, N.A., Inc., Does, Elliott Company, Flowserve US Inc., Fluor Constructors International, Inc., Fluor Corporation, Fluor Daniel Engineers and Constructors, Ltd., Fluor Enterprises, Inc., Fluor International, Inc., Foster Wheeler, LLC, Gardner Denver, Inc., General Electric Company, Genuine Parts Company, Goulds Pumps, Inc., Honeywell International Inc. and others
Movant: Pneumo Abex LLC
Plaintiff: John Hukkanen, Mary Hukkanen
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS): ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART Plaintiffs Ex Parte Application to Remand and for an Award of Costs Incurred against Defendant Foster Wheeler LLC and Its Counsel, Hugo Parker, LLP 86 by Judge John F. Walter: Plaintiffs Application is GRANTED in part and DENIED inpart. Plaintiffs request to remand is GRANTED, and this action is REMANDED to Los Angeles Superior Court. Plaintiffs request for sanctions is DENIED. (MD JS-6. Case Terminated.) (jp)

MacQueen v. Union Carbide Corporation et al

Filed: March 31, 2017 as 1:2013cv00831
Court: Delaware District Court
Cross Claimant: General Electric Company, IMO Industries Inc., Hyde Windlass Company
Cross Defendant: General Electric Company, 3M Company, Acme Engineering & Manufacturing, Aerco International Inc., American Engineering Co., American Standard Inc., Atlas Fluid Controls Corp., Aurora Pump Company, Automatic Switch Company, Barksdale Inc., Borg-Warner Corporation, Buffalo Pumps Inc., CBS Corporation, CLA-VAL Co., Cameron International Corporation, Carrier Corporation, Cleaver-Brooks Inc., Combination Pump & Valve, Crane Co., Diamond Power International Inc., Dover Corporation, Walter H. Eagan, Eaton Corporation, Electrolux Corporation, Elliott Company, Enpro Industries Inc., Ericsson Inc., Gardner Denver Inc., Goulds Pumps Inc., Huntington Ingalls Industries, Hyde Windlass Company, IMO Industries Inc. and others
Defendant: Union Carbide Corporation, Acme Engineering & Manufacturing, Aerco International Inc., American Engineering Co., American Standard Inc., Atlas Fluid Controls Corp., Aurora Pump Company, Automatic Switch Company, Barksdale Inc., Borg-Warner Corporation, Buffalo Pumps Inc., Cameron International Corporation, Carrier Corporation, CBS Corporation, CLA-VAL Co., Cleaver-Brooks Inc., Combination Pump & Valve, Crane Co., Dover Corporation, Diamond Power International Inc., Eaton Corporation, Electrolux Corporation, Elliott Company, Enpro Industries Inc., Ericsson Inc., Gardner Denver Inc., General Electric Company, Goulds Pumps Inc., Huntington Ingalls Industries, Hyde Windlass Company, IMO Industries Inc., Ingersoll-Rand Company and others
Plaintiff: Marguerite MacQueen
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

MEMORANDUM ORDER ADOPTING 612 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS granting 444 Defendant Crane Co.'s Motion for Summary Judgment as to all counts/claims except for Count VII of plaintiff's fourth amended complaint ; granting 460 Defendant Warren Pump LLC's Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 3/31/2017. (nmfn)

Serum Source International, Inc. v. GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corp. et al

Filed: March 31, 2017 as 3:2016cv00471
Court: North Carolina Western District Court
Defendant: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corp., GE Healthcare Inc., General Electric Company
Plaintiff: Serum Source International, Inc.
Nature of Suit: Other Contract

ORDER regarding in-camera inspection of discovery material. Signed by Chief Judge Frank D. Whitney on 3/30/17. (clc)

Fire Insurance Exchange v. General Electric Company

Filed: March 31, 2017 as 8:2016cv00158
Court: Nebraska District Court
Defendant: General Electric Company, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Plaintiff: Fire Insurance Exchange
Nature of Suit: Tort Product Liability

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER granting 40 Joint Motion for Protective Order. Ordered by Magistrate Judge F.A. Gossett. (SMN)

Lineberger et al v. CBS Corporation et al

Filed: March 27, 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 106 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice added Sarena M. Holder for Rockwell Automation, Inc. Signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis Howell on 3/27/17. (ejb)

Serum Source International, Inc. v. GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corp. et al

Filed: March 27, 2017 as 3:2016cv00471
Court: North Carolina Western District Court
Defendant: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corp., GE Healthcare Inc., General Electric Company
Plaintiff: Serum Source International, Inc.
Nature of Suit: Other Contract

ORDER directing Defendant to deliver the later-dated report to Chief Judge Whitney's Chambers on or before 4/3/17. Signed by Chief Judge Frank D. Whitney on 3/27/17. (clc)

Deschutes River Alliance v. Portland General Electric Company

Filed: March 27, 2017 as 3:2016cv01644
Court: Oregon District Court
Defendant: Portland General Electric Company
Plaintiff: Deschutes River Alliance
Nature of Suit: Environmental Matters

Opinion and Order - The Court has subject matter jurisdiction over this action and denies PGE's Motion to Dismiss (ECF 7 ). Signed on 3/27/2017 by Judge Michael H. Simon. (mja)

Moore, Jr. et al v. Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc. et al

Filed: March 24, 2017 as 1:2016cv00157
Court: North Carolina Western District Court
Defendant: Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc., AT&T Corp., Bayer Corporation, Cytec Engineered Materials Inc., Durez Corporation, Eaton Corporation, Ericsson, Inc., General Electric Company, Honeywell International Inc., Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Occidental Chemical Corporation, Pharmacia LLC, Phelps Dodge Industries, Inc., Plastics Engineering Company, Rockwell Automation, Inc., Rockwell Collins, Inc., Rogers Corporation, Rohm & Haas Company, Schneider Electric USA, Inc., Union Carbide Corporation
Plaintiff: Howard Milton Moore, Jr., Lena Moore
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER granting 134 Joint Motion to Dismiss, and the Plaintiffs' claims against Defendant Phelps Dodge Industries, Inc. are hereby DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. Signed by District Judge Martin Reidinger on 3/24/2017. (khm)

Moore, Jr. et al v. Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc. et al

Filed: March 24, 2017 as 1:2016cv00157
Court: North Carolina Western District Court
Defendant: Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc., AT&T Corp., Bayer Corporation, Cytec Engineered Materials Inc., Durez Corporation, Eaton Corporation, Ericsson, Inc., General Electric Company, Honeywell International Inc., Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Occidental Chemical Corporation, Pharmacia LLC, Phelps Dodge Industries, Inc., Plastics Engineering Company, Rockwell Automation, Inc., Rockwell Collins, Inc., Rogers Corporation, Rohm & Haas Company, Schneider Electric USA, Inc., Union Carbide Corporation
Plaintiff: Howard Milton Moore, Jr., Lena Moore
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER granting 135 Motion to Dismiss, and the Plaintiffs' claims against Defendant Ericsson, Inc. are hereby DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. Signed by District Judge Martin Reidinger on 3/24/2017. (khm)

Lineberger et al v. CBS Corporation et al

Filed: March 22, 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 denying without prejudice 104 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis Howell on 03/22/17. (emw)

Serum Source International, Inc. v. GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corp. et al

Filed: March 22, 2017 as 3:2016cv00471
Court: North Carolina Western District Court
Defendant: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corp., GE Healthcare Inc., General Electric Company
Plaintiff: Serum Source International, Inc.
Nature of Suit: Other Contract

ORDER denying 49 Motion to Stay. The court OVERRULES Defendant's objections in part and SUSTAINS in part, and AFFIRMS the Magistrate's Orders in part and MODIFIES in part. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the Magistrate's March 8, 2017, and March 10, 2017 Decisions. Signed by Chief Judge Frank D. Whitney on 3/22/17. (mga)

Williams v. Lockheed Martin Corporation et al

Filed: March 21, 2017 as 2:2009cv00065
Court: Louisiana Eastern District Court
Defendant: Lockheed Martin Corporation, Owens-Illinois Inc, Viacom, Inc., Foster Wheeler Corporation, General Electric Company, Uniroyal Inc, McCarty Corporation, Eagle Inc, Taylor-Seidenbach, Inc., Reilly-Benton Company, Inc., CSR, Ltd., Advocate Mines, Ltd, NORCA Corporation
Plaintiff: Frank J. Williams, Jr.
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER: IT IS ORDERED that the 123 Motion to Request Final Judgment UnderRule 58(b)(1)(C) is GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the 110 motion to Request Rule 54 Judgment is DISMISSED AS MOOT. Signed by Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle on 3/20/2017. (Reference: All Cases)(mmv)

Pitts v. General Electric Company, et al

Filed: March 21, 2017 as 2:2013cv01630
Court: Washington Western District Court
Defendant: General Electric Company, John Doe, XYZ Corporation 1, XYZ Corporation 2, XYZ Corporation 3
Plaintiff: Kelsey Ann Pitts
Nature of Suit: Personal Injury- Product Liability

ORDER denying plaintiff's 154 Motion for Relief; this matter remains closed; clerk instructed to terminate any pending motions by Judge Richard A Jones.(RS) cc plaintiff

Jack J. Cunningham et al v. Elliott Company et al

Filed: March 17, 2017 as 2:2016cv06929
Court: California Central District Court
Defendant: Air and Liquid Systems Corporation, Borg Warner Morse Tec, Inc., CBS Corporation, Certainteed Corporation, DOES, Elliott Company, FMC Corporation, General Electric Company, Georgia Pacific, LLC, Goulds Pumps Inc, Grinnell LLC, Honeywell International, Inc, IMO Industries Co., ITT Industries, Inc., Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., Kelly Moore Paint Company, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Soco-West, Inc., Union Carbide Corporation, -
Plaintiff: Brenda Cunningham, Jack J. Cunningham
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER APPROVING STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER RE PRODUCTION OF SHIP DOCUMENTS by Magistrate Judge John E. McDermott re Stipulation for Protective Order 87 . [See Order for details.] (san)

Fuhrman et al v. General Electric Company et al

Filed: March 6, 2017 as 3:2011cv05712
Court: California Northern District Court
Defendant: General Electric Company, Parker-Hannifin Corporation, Asbestos Corporation Limited, Owens-Illinois, Inc., Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc., CBS Corporation, Foster Wheeler LLC, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Plaintiff: Claire Fuhrman, Richard Fuhrman, Linda Garner, Laurie Lee Skahill
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER OF DISMISSAL. Signed by Judge Charles R. Breyer on 3/6/2017. (lsS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/6/2017)

Mack v. General Electric Company et al

Filed: March 6, 2017 as 3:2010cv03165
Court: California Northern District Court
Defendant: General Electric Company, Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, General Dynamics Corporation, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., United States Steel Corporation, Lockheed Shipbuilding Company
Plaintiff: James Mack
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER OF DISMISSAL. Signed by Judge Charles R. Breyer on 3/6/2017. (lsS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/6/2017)

Bell v. Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, et al

Filed: March 6, 2017 as 2:2015cv06394
Court: Louisiana Eastern District Court
Defendant: Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, CBS Corporation, York International Corporation, General Electric Company, IMO Industries, Inc., Warren Pumps, LLC, Goulds Pump, Incorporated, Continental Motors, Inc., Crane Company, Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Aurora Pump Company, Atwood & Morrill Co., Inc., Cameron International Corporation
Plaintiff: William C. Bell
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER AND REASONS re 220 Motion to Exclude Testimony of Dr. Michael Graham and 225 Motion to Exclude Testimony of Dr. Mark Taragin. IT IS ORDERED that the motions are GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART as set forth herein. Signed by Judge Lance M Africk. (bwn)