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GE Avoids Japanese Plaintiffs’ Suit Over Fukushima Damages

db0ip7zd23b50.cloudfront.netGeneral Electric Co. logos are displayed on the outside of enclosed jet engine test tunnels at the GE Aviation Test Operations facility in Peebles, Ohio, on April 14, 2015.

 

April 24, 2020

General Electric Co. won’t have to face Japanese plaintiffs’ suit stemming from the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear meltdown, the First Circuit said in affirming dismissal Friday.

A district court in Massachusetts properly found the plaintiffs have an adequate alternative forum in Japan, even though GE can’t be sued there because of a Japanese law that makes plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. solely liable, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit said.

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/product-liability-and-toxics-law/ge-avoids-japanese-plaintiffs-suit-over-fukushima-damages

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