General Electric Federal District Court Decisions

Dero Maples v. 3M Company et al

Filed: September 15, 2017 as 2:2016cv03576
Court: California Central District Court
Defendant: Union Carbide Corporation, 3M Company, Armstrong International, Inc., Astra Flooring Company, BWAC, Borgwarner Morse Tec Inc., CBS Corporation, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, Cleaver Brooks, Inc., Crane Co., Crown Cork and Seal USA, Inc., Cyclotherm of Watertown, Inc., Does, Dover Corporation, Fairbanks Morse Pump Corporation, Frasers Boiler Service, Inc., Fryer-Knowles, Inc., Gardner Denver Nash LLC, General Electric Company, Hanson Permanente Cement, Inc., Hill Brothers Chemical Company, Honeywell International Inc., IMO Industries, Inc., Ingersoll-Rand Company, Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., Lamons Gasket Company, M. Slayen and Associates, Inc., McCord Corporation, Mechanical Drives and Belting, Metalclad Insulation LLC, Montello, Inc., Owens-Illinois, Inc. and others
Plaintiff: Dero Maples, Jr
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

(IN CHAMBERS) ORDER RE: SETTLEMENT by Judge George H. Wu: On September 13, 2017, Plaintiff Judy Maples filed a Notice of Settlement. The Court sets an Order toShow Cause re: Settlement Hearing for October 16, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Please refer to the Court's order for additional information. (cr)

Harding et al v. A.O. Smith Corporation et al

Filed: September 14, 2017 as 1:2017cv00251
Court: Delaware District Court
Cross Claimant: FMC Corporation, Sequoia Ventures, Inc., Superior Boiler Works, Inc, Warren Pumps, LLC
Cross Defendant: FMC Corporation, A.O. Smith Corporation, Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Burnham LLC, CBS Corporation, Carrier Corporation, Crane Co., Crosby Valve LLC, DAP Products, Inc., Dominion Generation Corporation, Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc., ECR International, Inc., Excelon Corporation, Foster Wheeler LLC, Gardner Denver, Inc., General Electric Company, Georgia-Pacific LLC, IMO Industries, Inc., ITT Corporation, Marley-Wylain Company, National Grid Generation LLC, Peerless industries, Inc., Rheem Manufacturing Company, Sequoia Ventures, Inc., Slant/Fin Corporation, Spirax Sarco, Inc., Superior Boiler Works, Inc, Warren Pumps, LLC
Defendant: A.O. Smith Corporation, Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Burnham LLC, Carrier Corporation, CBS Corporation, Crane Co., Crosby Valve LLC, DAP Products, Inc., Dominion Generation Corporation, Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc., ECR International, Inc., Excelon Corporation, FMC Corporation, Foster Wheeler LLC, Gardner Denver, Inc., General Electric Company, Georgia-Pacific LLC, IMO Industries, Inc., ITT Corporation, National Grid Generation LLC, Peerless industries, Inc., Rheem Manufacturing Company, Sequoia Ventures, Inc., Slant/Fin Corporation, Spirax Sarco, Inc., Superior Boiler Works, Inc, Warren Pumps, LLC, Marley-Wylain Company
Plaintiff: Michael R. Harding, Sally Harding
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS- granting 60 MOTION to Dismiss. 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 to the Objections (no longer than ten (10) pages). No further briefing shall be permitted with respect to objections without leave of the Court. Objections to R&R due by 10/2/2017. Signed by Judge Sherry R. Fallon on 9/14/2017. (lih)

Johnson et al v. Air & Liquid Systems Corporation et al

Filed: September 14, 2017 as 2:2017cv00834
Court: Washington Western District Court
Defendant: Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Asbestos Corp Ltd, CBS Corporation, Crane Co, Foster-Wheeler Energy Corporation, General Electric Company, Goulds Pumps LLC, IMO Industries, Inc., Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Uniroyal Inc, Warren Pumps LLC
Plaintiff: Thomas A. Johnson, Barbara C. Johnson
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

MINUTE ORDER granting in part and denying without prejudice parties' 48 Stipulation to Extend Certain Deadlines as follows : Expert depositions to be completed by 2/8/2018, Expert Witness Disclosure/Reports under FRCP 26(a)(2) due by 1/5/2018 ; All other terms and conditions contained in 47 Minute Order shall remain in full force and effect ; Court declines to extend dispositive motions and motions in limine deadlines, authorized by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. (SWT)

RB/WH Rocky Mount CI LLC, et al v. General Electric Company, et al

Filed: September 13, 2017 as 5:2016cv00292
Court: North Carolina Eastern District Court
Defendant: General Electric Company, Sharp Corporation
Plaintiff: RB/WH Rocky Mount CI LLC, National Trust Insurance Company
Nature of Suit: Tort Product Liability

Order Dismissing Case. The court has been advised that the parties have settled all matters in controversy among them. Therefore, this matter is DISMISSED subject to the right of any party to file a motion to reopen the case s hould settlement not be consummated within 45 days hereof. The parties are directed to file their Stipulation of Dismissal with Prejudice on or before October 28, 2017. As there appears to be no further reason at this time to maintain the file as an open one for…

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

Filed: September 12, 2017 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

SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER signed by District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. on 9/11/2017 SETTING the Final Pretrial Conference for 3/1/2018 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 7 (MCE) before District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr.; ORDERING the parties to file a Joint Final Pretrial Conference Statement, trial briefs, and any evidentiary or procedural motions by 2/1/2018; ORDERING that oppositions to such motions be filed by 2/15/2018 and that any replies be filed by 2/22/2018;…

Fire Insurance Exchange v. General Electric Company

Filed: September 12, 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

ORDER - The Joint Motion to Amend the Court's Order Setting Final Schedule for Progression of Case (Filing No. 46 ) is granted. All depositions, whether or not they are intended to be used at trial, shall be completed by December 1, 2017. Motio ns in limine challenging the admissibility of expert testimony at trial pursuant to Daubert v. Merrell-Dow Pharmaceuticals, 509 U.S. 579 (1993), shall be filed by December 15, 2017, and accompanied by a request for a hearing if necessary.…

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

Filed: September 11, 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 172 Joint MOTION to Dismiss and Plaintiffs' claims against Dft Domco Products Texas, Inc. are Dismissed with Prejudice. Signed by District Judge Martin Reidinger on 9/11/2017. (kby)

MacCormack et al v. The Adel Wiggins Group et al

Filed: September 11, 2017 as 4:2016cv00414
Court: Missouri Eastern District Court
Cross Claimant: Crane Co., Trane US, Inc., Ingersoll-Rand Company, Caterpillar, Inc., Georgia Pacific, LLC, PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc., Aurora Pump Company, Lamons Gasket Company, Burnham Commerical Boilers, Goulds Pumps, Inc., Cleaver Brooks Inc.
Cross Defendant: Crane Co., A.W. Chesterton Company, ALFA Laval, Inc., Adel Wiggins Group, Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Aldrich Company, Aurora Pump Company, Autozone, Inc., Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Burnham Commerical Boilers, CBS Corporation, CSR, LTD., Carrier Corporation, Caterpillar, Inc., Certain-Teed Corporation, Cleaver Brooks Inc., Continental Teves, Inc.., Conwed Corporation, Crown Cork & Seal Company Inc., Cummins, Inc., Daimler Trucks North America LLC, Dana Companies, LLC, Dow Chemical Company, The, Draco Mechanical Supply, Inc., Eaton Corporation, FMC Corporation, Federal Mogul Asbestos Personal Injury Trust, Flowserve Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation and others
Defendant: Crane Co., Adel Wiggins Group, Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Aldrich Company, ALFA Laval, Inc., Aurora Pump Company, A.W. Chesterton Company, Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC, Burnham Commerical Boilers, CBS Corporation, Certain-Teed Corporation, Cleaver Brooks Inc., Crown Cork & Seal Company Inc., CSR, LTD., Cummins, Inc., Daimler Trucks North America LLC, Dana Companies, LLC, Draco Mechanical Supply, Inc., Federal Mogul Asbestos Personal Injury Trust, Flowserve Corporation, FMC Corporation, Ford Motor Company, General Gasket Corporation, Goulds Pumps, Inc., Greene Tweed & Co Inc., Honeywell International Inc., IMO Industries, Inc., Ingersoll-Rand Company, John Crane, Inc., JP Bushnell Packing Supply Company, Inc., Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., Kelsey Hayes Co. and others
Plaintiff: Berj Hovsepian
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant Buffalos Motion for Summary Judgment based on the Doctrine of Collateral Estoppel (ECF No. 372) is GRANTED. 372 Signed by District Judge Jean C. Hamilton on 9/11/17. (CLA)

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

Filed: September 11, 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 the 173 Joint MOTION to Dismiss and Plaintiffs' claims against Dft Metropolitan Life Insurance Company are Dismissed with Prejudice. Signed by District Judge Martin Reidinger on 9/11/2017. (kby)

Haynes et al v. Air & Liquid Systems Corporation et al

Filed: August 29, 2017 as 1:2016cv00607
Court: Delaware District Court
Cross Claimant: Honeywell International Inc., FMC Corporation, Pfizer, Inc., IMO Industries, Inc., Pneumo Abex LLC, Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Maremont Corporation, Viking Pump, Inc.
Cross Defendant: Honeywell International Inc., Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Aurora Pump Company, BorgWarner Morse TEC LLC, CBS Corporation, Crane Co., FMC Corporation, General Electric Company, IMO Industries, Inc., Maremont Corporation, Parker-Hannifin Corporation, Pfizer, Inc., Pneumo Abex LLC, Viking Pump, Inc., Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Warren Pumps LLC
Defendant: Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Aurora Pump Company, BorgWarner Morse TEC LLC, CBS Corporation, Crane Co., FMC Corporation, General Electric Company, Honeywell International Inc., IMO Industries, Inc., Maremont Corporation, Parker-Hannifin Corporation, Pfizer, Inc., Pneumo Abex LLC, Viking Pump, Inc., Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Warren Pumps LLC
Plaintiff: Harold Haynes, Judy Haynes
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS 117 ; granting 88 Motion for Summary Judgment ; granting 92 Motion for Summary Judgment ; granting 94 Motion for Summary Judgment ; granting 96 Motion for Summary Judgment ; granting 98 Motio n for Summary Judgment ; granting 100 Motion for Summary Judgment ; granting 107 Motion for Summary Judgment. The unopposed motions for summary judgment listed are granted and the filing Defendants are dismissed with prejudice. Signed…

Page et al v. Air & Liquid Systems Corporation et al

Filed: August 29, 2017 as 2:2014cv01853
Court: Washington Western District Court
Defendant: Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Asbestos Corp., Ltd, BW/IP Inc., CBS Corporation, Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc., Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, Fraser's Boiler Service, Inc., General Electric Company, Goulds Pumps (IPG), Inc., IMO Industries, Inc., Ingersoll Rand Company, Lockheed Shipbuilding Company, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Saberhagen Holdings, Inc., Sepco Corporation, The William Powell Company, Uniroyal, Inc., Warren Pumps, LLC, Weir Valves & Controls USA, Inc.
Plaintiff: Paul Page, Susan Page
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER granting 162 Stipulated Motion for dismissal Plaintiffs' claims against Defendant IMO Industries, Inc. with prejudice and without costs. Signed by Judge James L. Robart. (PM)

Wayne Yocum et al v. CBS Corporation et al

Filed: August 21, 2017 as 2:2017cv01061
Court: California Central District Court
Defendant: CBS Corporation, Does, Foster Wheeler LLC, General Electric Company, IMO Industries Inc., SYD Carpenter, Marine Contractor, Inc.
Plaintiff: Tina Yocum, Wayne Yocum
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

MINUTES (in chambers): ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS' RENEWED MOTION TO REMAND 52 by Judge S. James Otero. For the foregoing reasons, the Court GRANTS Plaintiffs' Renewed Motion and REMANDS the action to the Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles. This case shall close. IT IS SO ORDERED.Case remanded to State Court, Case no. BC630115. MD JS-6. Case Terminated. (lom)

Laterra v. GE Betz, Inc. et al

Filed: August 14, 2017 as 3:2017cv00057
Court: Connecticut District Court
Defendant: GE Betz, Inc., General Electric Company
Plaintiff: Ricci Laterra
Nature of Suit: Employment

ORDER denying 15 Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Judge Victor A. Bolden on 8/14/2017.(Ghosh, S.)

Lineberger et al v. CBS Corporation et al

Filed: August 8, 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 that the Plaintiff shall show good cause within fourteen (14) days of service of this Order for the failure to effect service on the Defendant R.T. Vanderbilt Holding Company, Inc. Show Cause Response due by 8/22/2017 plus an additional 3 days if served by mail. Signed by District Judge Martin Reidinger on 08/08/17. (emw)

Mullinax v. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. et al

Filed: August 8, 2017 as 1:2016cv00310
Court: North Carolina Western District Court
Defendant: Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Autozone, Inc., Bechtel Corporation, Blackmer Pump Company, Borg-Warner Morse TEC, Inc., BW/IP, Inc., CBS Corporation, CertainTeed Corporation, Covil Corporation, Crane Co., Dana Companies LLC, Daniel International Corporation, Deere & Company, Flowserve US Inc., Fluor Constructors International, Fluor Constructors International, Inc., Fluor Daniel Services Corporation, Fluor Enterprises, Inc., Ford Motor Company, General Electric Company, Genuine Parts Company, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Goulds Pumps, Inc., Grinnell, LLC, Honeywell International, Inc., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, O'Reilly Automotive Stores, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., Pneumo Abex, LLC, RT Vanderbilt Holding Company Inc. and others
Plaintiff: Jack Junior Waugh
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER that within fourteen (14) days of the entry of this Order, the Plaintiff shall file an appropriate motion or otherwise take further action with respect to the Defendant LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. The Plaintiff is advised that failure to take further action within the time required will result in the dismissal of this Defendant. Appropriate Document due by 8/22/2017. Signed by District Judge Martin Reidinger on 08/08/17. (emw)

General Electric Capital Corporation v. Rhino Business Systems, Inc.

Filed: August 4, 2017 as 2:2016cv00029
Court: California Eastern District Court
Defendant: Rhino Business Systems, Inc.
Plaintiff: General Electric Capital Corporation
Nature of Suit: Other Contract

DEFAULT JUDGMENT against Rhino Business Systems, Inc. pursuant to 35 Order Adopting Findings and Recommendations signed by District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller on 8/3/2017. (Michel, G.)

Jack et al v. Asbestos Corporation Ltd et al

Filed: August 4, 2017 as 2:2017cv00537
Court: Washington Western District Court
Defendant: Asbestos Corporation Ltd, Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Armstrong International Inc, Aurora Pump Company, Autosales Incorporated, Borg-Warner Morse Tec LLC, Carrier Corporation, CBS Corporation, Crane Co, Crosby Valve Inc, Crown Cork & Seal Company Inc, Flowserve US Inc, Ford Motor Company, Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, Gardner-Denver Inc, General Electric Company, Genuine Parts Company, Goulds Pumps Inc, Hennessy Industries Inc, Honeywell International Inc, IMO Industries Inc, Ingersoll Rand Company, John Crane Inc, Kelsey-Hayes Company, MeadWestvaco Corporation, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, The Nash Engineering Company, Parker-Hannifin Corporation, Pneumo Abex LLC, Standard Motor Products Inc, Union Pacific Railroad Company, Uniroyal Holding Inc and others
Plaintiff: Patrick Jack, Leslie Jack
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER granting Plaintiffs' 185 Motion for Leave to Amend Complaint. Signed by Judge James L. Robart. (PM)

Mikelsen et al v. Air & Liquid Systems Corporation et al

Filed: August 4, 2017 as 2:2017cv00700
Court: Washington Western District Court
Defendant: Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Asbestos Corp., Ltd, CBS Corporation, Crane Co, Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, General Electric Company, Goulds Pumps (IPG), Inc., IMO Industries Inc, Ingersoll-Rand Company, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Saberhagen Holdings, Inc., The William Powell Company, Uniroyal Inc, Warren Pumps LLC, Weir Valves & Controls USA, Inc.
Plaintiff: Alice Mikelsen, Susan Page
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

STIPULATION AND ORDER of Dismissal of Defendant Weir Vales & Controls USA, Inc. re parties' 44 Stipulation, signed by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (SWT) (Weir Valves & Controls USA, Inc. terminated.)

Mikelsen et al v. Air & Liquid Systems Corporation et al

Filed: July 27, 2017 as 2:2017cv00700
Court: Washington Western District Court
Defendant: Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Asbestos Corp., Ltd, CBS Corporation, Crane Co, Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, General Electric Company, Goulds Pumps (IPG), Inc., IMO Industries Inc, Ingersoll-Rand Company, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Saberhagen Holdings, Inc., The William Powell Company, Uniroyal Inc, Warren Pumps LLC, Weir Valves & Controls USA, Inc.
Plaintiff: Alice Mikelsen, Susan Page
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER dismissing claims against Defendant Saberhagen Holdings, Inc. re Defendant Saberhagen Holdings, Inc.'s 40 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings, signed by Judge Robert S. Lasnik.(SWT)(Saberhagen Holdings, Inc. terminated.)

McSwain v. Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, et al

Filed: July 26, 2017 as 1:2015cv00130
Court: North Carolina Western District Court
Defendant: Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Airgas USA, LLC, Aurora Pump, BW/IP Inc., CBS Corporation, Carboline Company, Crane Co., Crane Co. - Cochrane and Chapman Valve Co., Crane Co. - Chempump, Crosby Valve, Inc., Daniel International Corporation, Fisher Controls International, LLC., Flowserve Corporation - Anchor/Darling Valve Company, Flowserve Corporation - Byron Jackson Pump Company, Fluor Daniel, Inc., Fluor Daniel Services Corporation, Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, General Electric Company, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Goulds Pumps, Inc., Grinnell LLC, Ingersoll Rand Company, ITT Corporation, Linde LLC, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Owens-Illinois, Inc., SEPCO Corporation, J.R. Clarkson Company, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Trane U.S. Inc., Uniroyal, Inc., United Conveyor Corporation and others
Plaintiff: Minerva McSwain
Nature of Suit: Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability

ORDER granting 326 Joint Motion to Dismiss, and the Plaintiff's claims against Defendants Crane Co. (individually and as successor-in-interest to Cochrane, Chapman Valve Co., and Chempump) are hereby DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. Signed by District Judge Martin Reidinger on 7/26/2017. (khm)