Baker et al v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. et al
Plaintiff: Michele Baker, Angela Corbett, Daniel Schuttig, Lisa Tifft, Marilyn Peckham, Michael Hickey, Bryan Schrom and Kary Schrom
Defendant: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. and Honeywell International Inc.
Case Number: 1:2016cv00917
Filed: July 27, 2016
Court: US District Court for the Northern District of New York
Office: Albany Office
County: Rensselaer
Presiding Judge: Lawrence E. Kahn
Presiding Judge: Daniel J. Stewart
Nature of Suit: Torts to Land
Cause of Action: 28:1332
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

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February 6, 2017 Opinion or Order Filing 33 MEMORANDUM-DECISION AND ORDERED, that Defendants Motion (Dkt. No. 13) is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART; and it is further ORDERED, that the Municipal Water Plaintiffs nuisance claims are DISMISSED; and it is furtherORDERED, that Plaintiffs negli gence and strict liability claims related to property, the Private Well Plaintiffs trespass and nuisance claims, and Plaintiffs negligence and strict liability claims related to PFOA ingestion survive Defendants Motion; and it is further ORDERED, tha t the questions of law decided in this Memorandum-Decision and Order are certified for interlocutory appeal pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b), and any party may apply for leave to appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit within ten (10) days of the filing date of this Memorandum-Decision and Order. Signed by Senior Judge Lawrence E. Kahn on February 06, 2017. (sas)
July 27, 2016 Opinion or Order Filing 1 DECISION & ORDER: The Clerk is directed to administratively open this new civil action 1:16-CV-917 (LEK/DJS), which shall be deemed the LEAD CASE for cases brought involving contamination of water sources in and around Hoosick Falls, New York, with t he chemical PFOA. The following cases are MEMBER CASES 1:16-CV-220, 1:16-CV-292, 1:16-CV-394 and 1:16-CV-476 all assigned to (LEK/DJS). All filings related to these consolidated actions should be filed in the LEAD CASE ONLY. Any filings placed in the Member Cases will not be considered and shall be stricken by the Court. Any new civil actions filed in this District that involve the same issues and location will be reviewed by the court on a case by case basis in order to determine, at the time o f its filing whether is should be consolidated into the Lead action. The Court appoints Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. and Faraci Lange, LLP as Co-Lead Interim Class Counsel, with Powers & Santola LLP as Liason Counsel. The Court acts on the Motions as foll ows: 1. Baker, Civ. No. 1:16-CV-220, Motion to Consolidate and Appoint Counsel, is GRANTED; 2. Tifft, Civ. No. 1:16-CV-292, Motion to Consolidate and Appoint Counsel is GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART; 3. Tifft, Civ. No. 1:16-CV-292, Lt.-Mot. is G RANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART; 4. Schrom, Civ. No. 1:16-CV-476, Lt.-Mot. is GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART. Plaintiffs Co-Lead Interim Class Counsel, Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. and Faraci Lange, LLP, will be responsible for and have plenary auth ority to prosecute any and all claims of the Plaintiffs and the putative class and to provide general supervision of all Plaintiffs Counsel in the Consolidated Actions. Specifically, Co-Lead Interim Class Counsel shall have the responsibilities, duti es, and sole authority noted in this Order. Powers & Santola, LLP, is appointed as Interim Liaison Counsel and in that role shall provide assistance to Co-Lead Interim Class Counsel and will be the designated contact person regarding communications w ith the Court on behalf of the Plaintiffs and putative class. It is Ordered that all other Plaintiffs counsel are prohibited from taking any action on behalf of the Plaintiffs and putative class in this Consolidated Action without advance authorizati on from Co-Lead Interim Class Counsel, except for application to modify or be relieved from this Decision and Order. Further that the mere communication of otherwise privileged information among and between Plaintiffs counsel shall not be deemed a wa iver of the attorney-client privilege or the attorney work product immunity, as the Court recognizes that cooperation by and among counselis essential for the orderly and expeditious resolution of this litigation. It is Ordered that, pursuant to Fede ral Rule of Civil Procedure 1, counsel for all parties are directed to cooperate with one another, wherever possible, to promote the expeditious handling of pretrial proceedings in the Consolidated Action, and related civility principles governing la wyers in the State of New York. It is Ordered that a master consolidated complaint be filed in the newly opened Lead Case, Civ. No. 1:16-CV-917, by Co-Lead Interim Class Counsel within thirty days of the filing date of this Decision and Order. Defend ants shall answer or otherwise respond to the master consolidated complaint within thirty days of the filing of that pleading. Upon receipt of the Defendants response to the master consolidated complaint, the Court will schedule a conference with the parties in order to set pretrial deadlines. This Decision and Order be docketed in each of the above-captioned cases, including the newly opened Lead Case. Signed by Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart on 7/27/2016. (jmb)
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Plaintiff: Michele Baker
Represented By: James J. Bilsborrow
Represented By: Robin L. Greenwald
Represented By: Laura M. Jordan
Represented By: Paul J. Pennock
Represented By: John K. Powers
Represented By: Ellen Relkin
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Plaintiff: Angela Corbett
Represented By: James J. Bilsborrow
Represented By: Robin L. Greenwald
Represented By: Laura M. Jordan
Represented By: Paul J. Pennock
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Plaintiff: Daniel Schuttig
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Plaintiff: Lisa Tifft
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Plaintiff: Marilyn Peckham
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Plaintiff: Michael Hickey
Represented By: Esther Berezofsky
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Represented By: Hadley L. Matarazzo
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Plaintiff: Bryan Schrom
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Plaintiff: Kary Schrom
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Defendant: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp.
Represented By: Sheila L. Birnbaum
Represented By: Mark S. Cheffo
Represented By: Patrick D. Curran
Represented By: Christopher V. Fenlon
Represented By: Douglas E. Fleming
Represented By: Michael L. Koenig
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Defendant: Honeywell International Inc.
Represented By: Gregory J. Allen
Represented By: Anthony D. Boccanfuso
Represented By: Michael D. Daneker
Represented By: Dale A. Desnoyers
Represented By: Allyson Himelfarb
Represented By: Patrick L. Kehoe
Represented By: Tal R. Machnes
Represented By: Elissa J. Preheim
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