GE, 2 Others Dropped From RI Superfund Spat

Law360, New York (May 11, 2010, 4:04 PM EDT) -- Unilever Bestfoods and KIK Custom Products Inc. have agreed to drop several defendants, including General Electric Co., from a wide-ranging lawsuit seeking payment for the cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination at Rhode Island's Peterson/Puritan Inc. Superfund site.

The plaintiffs asked to dismiss Hollingsworth & Vose Co. from the case with prejudice on Monday, just after it sought permission to let GE and Benjamin Moore & Co. from the proceedings on Friday, according to a filing Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of...
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