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GE Argues Sailors' $1B Fukushima Suit Doesn't Belong In US

Law360, New York (February 12, 2015, 6:51 PM EST) -- General Electric Co. on Wednesday asked a California federal judge to toss a lawsuit accusing it of designing faulty nuclear reactors that were damaged in a 2011 tsunami that hit Japan, arguing the U.S. sailors who were allegedly injured during the response can’t bring their $1 billion suit in this country.

GE said the plaintiffs are asking the court to “do something extraordinary and unprecedented” — award damages under domestic law for alleged exposure to radiation emitted by a foreign nuclear power plant that was owned...
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Cooper et al v. Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc.


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3:12-cv-03032

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California Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

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Janis L. Sammartino

Date Filed

December 21, 2012

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