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In a rare turn of events, on April 30 2018, Judge Alice B. Gibney vacated her prior judgment denying G.E.’s motion for summary judgment when presented with a Rule 60(b) Motion for Relief from Order filed by the defeated Defendant.
On April 20, 2018, Judge Harry Calmar, who presides over the asbestos docket in New London Superior Court, granted Defendant, Pefection HY-Test Company’s ("Perfection”), motion to dismiss all claims against it for lack of personal jurisdiction pursuant to the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States, in the Reavis v. Ingersoll-Rand Co., et al. matter.
Baumgartner v. Am. Std., Inc.is an interesting Rhode Island case which applied Ohio law, as the state of Ohio had the most significant relationship to the instant asbestos litigation. 2015 R.I. Super. LEXIS 91 (R.I. Super. Ct. 2015).
In Connecticut, many products liability actions involving asbestos exposure have involved General Dynamics Electric Boat, a subsidiary of the General Dynamics Corporation, which has built submarines for the U.S. Navy for decades in the Town of Groton.