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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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Case Information

Case Title

Cooper et al v. Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc.

Case Number



California Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability


Janis L. Sammartino

Date Filed

December 21, 2012

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