GE Loses Bifurcation Bid In Hudson River Cleanup Case

Law360, New York (October 15, 2010, 12:26 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has rejected General Electric Co.'s request to determine damages before considering liability in a suit brought by several New York municipalities accusing the company of polluting their drinking water, ruling that reverse bifurcation would be inappropriate given the facts of the case.

Magistrate Judge David R. Homer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York on Wednesday denied GE's motion for reverse bifurcation.

GE had filed the motion in June, seeking an order splitting discovery and trial into two...
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