General Electric Federal District Court Decisions

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: Advocate Mines, Ltd, CSR, Ltd., Eagle Inc, Foster Wheeler Corporation, General Electric Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, McCarty Corporation, NORCA Corporation, Owens-Illinois Inc, Reilly-Benton Company, Inc., Taylor-Seidenbach, Inc., Uniroyal Inc, Viacom, Inc.
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)

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 Choice of Law. IT IS ORDERED that, with respect to the alleged Idaho exposures, Louisiana law will apply to the survivorship claim and Idaho law will apply to the punitive damages issue in this wrongful death claim. Signed by Judge Lance M Africk.(bwn)

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 denying 378 MOTION for Reconsideration re 358 Court Order. Signed by Judge Lance M Africk. (bwn)

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 - IT IS ORDERED that the motions ( 396 , 397 , 398 , 399 , 400 , 401 , 404 , and 405 ) filed by General Electric Company, Crane Company, Buffalo, Aurora Pump Company, Atwood & Morill Co., Inc., CBS Corporation, IMO Industries , Inc., and Warren Pumps, LLC are DENIED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the motions ( 395 & 403 ) filed by York International Corporation and Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation are GRANTED and that all of plaintiffs' claims against York…

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 granting in part and denying in part 369 Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Lance M Africk. (bwn)

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

Filed: February 28, 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: Defendant Johnson Controls, Inc.'s Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's Amended Complaint (Doc. # 185 ) is GRANTED. Johnson Controls, Inc. is dismissed from this action. The Clerk is directed to terminate Johnson Controls, Inc. as a Defendant. Signed by Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington on 2/28/2017. (KAK)

Sierra Club et al v. Talen Montana LLC et al

Filed: February 16, 2017 as 1:2013cv00032
Court: Montana District Court
Defendant: PPL Montana LLC, Avista Corporation, Puget Sound Energy, Portland General Electric Company, NorthWestern Corporation, PacifiCorp
Plaintiff: Sierra Club, Montana Environmental Information Center
Nature of Suit: Environmental Matters

CLERK'S JUDGMENT in favor of Montana Environmental Information Center, Sierra Club against Avista Corporation, NorthWestern Corporation, PacifiCorp, Portland General Electric Company, Puget Sound Energy, Talen Montana, LLC (AMC)

Murphy et al v. Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. et al

Filed: February 16, 2017 as 2:2015cv05566
Court: Louisiana Eastern District Court
Defendant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., Certainteed Corporation, General Electric Company, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Eagle, Inc., McCarty Corporation, Reilly-Benton Company, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., Occidental Chemical Corporation, Plastics Engineering Company, Rogers Corporation, Rohm & Haas Company, Special Electric Company, Inc., Cooper Industries LLC, Eaton Corporation, Siemens Corporation, Graybar Electric Company, Inc., Rockwell Automation, Inc., Ward Lumber Company, Inc., CBS Corporation, Georgia-Pacific LLC, BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC, AT&T Corp., Taylor-Seidenbach, Inc., Cytec Engineered Materials Inc., Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
Plaintiff: Carolyn Lanoue Murphy, Irvin D. Murphy, Kelly Murphy Ricks, Robin S. Murphy, Jr.
Third Party Defendant: Celotex Corporation
Third Party Plaintiff: Georgia-Pacific LLC
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER and REASONS denying 58 , 76 Motions to Dismiss. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiffs are to file a Fourth Amended Complaint, no later than fifteen (15) days from entry of this Order and Reasons, providing a more detailed explanation of th e specific factual bases for their claims against Defendants to this action. IT IS FINALLY ORDERED that responsive pleadings to the Fourth Amended Complaint are to be filed no later than fifteen (15) days from the filing date of the Fourth…

Evans et al v. Flowserve US Inc. et al

Filed: February 15, 2017 as 1:2015cv00681
Court: Delaware District Court
Cross Claimant: Warren Pumps, LLC, Honeywell International Inc., Ingersoll Rand Company
Cross Defendant: Warren Pumps, LLC, Alfa Laval Inc., Armstrong International Inc., CBS Corporation, Crane Co., FMC Corporation, Flowserve US Inc., Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, Gardner Denver Inc., General Electric Company, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Honeywell International Inc., Hopeman Brothers Inc., IMO Industries, Inc., Ingersoll Rand Company, Jerguson Gage & Valve Company, John Crane, Inc., McNally Industries LLC, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Nash Engineering Company, Pfizer Inc., Union Carbide Corporation, Velvan Valve Corporation, Weir Valves & Controls USA Inc., Western Auto Supply, William Powell Company
Defendant: Alfa Laval Inc., Armstrong International Inc., CBS Corporation, Crane Co., Flowserve US Inc., FMC Corporation, Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, Gardner Denver Inc., General Electric Company, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Honeywell International Inc., Hopeman Brothers Inc., IMO Industries, Inc., Ingersoll Rand Company, Jerguson Gage & Valve Company, John Crane, Inc., McNally Industries LLC, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Nash Engineering Company, Pfizer Inc., Union Carbide Corporation, Velvan Valve Corporation, Warren Pumps, LLC, Weir Valves & Controls USA Inc., Western Auto Supply, William Powell Company
Plaintiff: Icom Henry Evans, Johanna Elaine Evans
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS re 161 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Nash Engineering Company, 146 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Gardner Denver Inc., 149 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Flowserve US Inc. , 160 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Atwood & Morrill Company Inc. Please note that when filing Objections pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 72(b)(2), briefing consists solely of the Objections (no longer than ten (10) pages) and the Response…

Sierra Club et al v. Talen Montana LLC et al

Filed: February 15, 2017 as 1:2013cv00032
Court: Montana District Court
Defendant: PPL Montana LLC, Avista Corporation, Puget Sound Energy, Portland General Electric Company, NorthWestern Corporation, PacifiCorp
Plaintiff: Sierra Club, Montana Environmental Information Center
Nature of Suit: Environmental Matters

ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS IN FULL; IT FURTHER ORDERED THAT THIS CASE IS DISMISSED. Plaintiffs are awarded 1,565,150.93. Judgment will be entered by separate entry. Signed by Judge Dana L. Christensen on 2/15/2017. (AMC)

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

Filed: February 14, 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 131 Joint Motion to Compel. (See order for details.) The Court DIRECTS counsel for Plaintiffs to provide a copy of this Order to Wakmed Health & Hospital. Signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis Howell on 2/14/2017. (khm)