No. 13903.

315 F.2d 558 (1963)


United States Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit.

Rehearing Denied April 26, 1963.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Hammond E. Chaffetz, William H. Van Oosterhout, William R. Jentes, George D. Newton, Jr., Jack S. Levin, Kirkland, Ellis, Hodson, Chaffetz & Masters, Chicago, Ill., Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Ralph L. McAfee, David L. Foster, Victor M. Earle, III, New York City, of counsel, for Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

John Paul Stevens, Richard L. McIntire, Rothschild, Hart, Stevens & Barry, Chicago, Ill., for A. B. Chance Co. and Foster Wheeler Corporation.

Edward R. Johnston, Thompson, Raymond, Mayer & Jenner, Chicago, Ill., for Allan Bradley Co., Clark Controller Co., Cutler-Hammer, Inc., Lapp Insulator Co., Inc., McGraw-Edison Co., Ohio Brass Co., and Square D Co.,

Holmes Baldridge, John M. Kerwin, Stiefel, Greenberg, Burns & Baldridge, Chicago, Ill., for Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co.

Earl E. Pollock, Frederic S. Lane, Sonnenschien, Lautman, Levinson, Rieser, Carlin & Nath, Chicago, Ill., for Cornell-Dubilier Electric Corporation, Federal Pacific Electric Co., Moloney Electric Co. in Nos. 62 C 87, 62 C 88, 62 C 184 and 62 C 188 and Wagner Electric Corporation in Nos. 62 C 87, 62 C 88, 62 C 184 and 62 C 188.

John T. Chadwell, Richard M. Keck, Richard Calkins, David L. Aufderstrasse, Chadwell, Keck, Keyser, Ruggles & McLaren, Chicago, Ill., for General Electric Co.

Jacob H. Martin, Sydney G. Craig, Martin Bogot, Martin, Craig, Chester & Sonnenschien, Chicago, Ill., for H. K. Porter Co., Inc.

Charles M. Price, Robert C. Keck, Valentine A. Weber, Jr., MacLeish, Spray, Price & Underwood, Chicago, Ill., for Carrier Corporation and C. H. Wheeler Mfg. Co.

Timothy G. Lowry, Owen Rall, Elroy C. Sandquist, Jr., Peterson, Lowry, Rall, Barber & Ross, Chicago, Ill., for I-T-E Circuit Breaker Co.

Harold T. Halfpenny, Halfpenny, Hahn & Ryan, Chicago, Ill., for Ingersoll-Rand Co.

Roland D. Whitman, Joseph A. Conerty, Ross, McGowan & O'Keefe, Chicago, Ill., for Joslyn Mfg. & Supply Co. and Porcelain Insulator Corporation.

Lloyd M. McBride, McBride, Baker, Wienke & Schlosser, Chicago, Ill., for Kuhlman Electric Co.

Neil McKay, Winston, Strawn, Smith & Patterson, Chicago, Ill., for Hubbard & Co.

W. Donald McSweeney, Mitchell S. Rieger, John A. Pigott, Dallstream, Schiff, Hardin, Waite & Dorschel, Chicago, Ill., for Moloney Electric Co., Sangamo Electric Co. and Wagner Electric Corporation.

Edward R. Adams, Miller, Gorham, Wescott & Adams, Chicago, Ill., for Southern States, Inc.

Brainerd Chapman, Pritchard, Chapman, Pennington, Montgomery & Sloan, Chicago, Ill., for Worthington Corporation.

Martin R. Paulsen, Milwaukee, Wis., Charles A. Bane, Thomas L. Nicholson, George B. Beall, Richard E. Powell, A. Daniel Feldman, Peter A. Tomei, Isham, Lincoln & Beale, Chicago, Ill., Max Swiren, Neil Flanagin, Chicago, Ill., for Central Illinois Electric & Gas Co., Central Illinois Light Co., Central Illinois Public Service Co., Commonwealth Edison Co., Commonwealth Edison Co. of Indiana, Inc., Iowa Electric Light & Power Co., Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Co., Iowa Power & Light Co., Northern Indiana Public Service Co., and Public Service Co. of Indiana, Inc.

George H. Jirgal, Chapman & Cutler, Chicago, Ill., for Central Illinois Electric & Gas Co. and Iowa Electric Light & Power Co.

Harry E. Witherell, Davis, Morgan & Witherell, Peoria, Ill., for Central Illinois Light Co.

William B. Waterman, Davenport, Iowa, for Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Co.

Ove B. Dendtler, Stevenson, Dendtler & McCabe, Chicago, Ill., for Central Illinois Public Service Co.

Thomas C. McConnell, Francis J. McConnell, George A. Lane, Chicago, Ill., for Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago.

Daniel P. Ward, State's Atty. of Cook County, Ill., by Thomas A. Hett, Ronald W. Olson, Chicago, Ill., for Cook County.

Howard A. Steele, Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, Des Moines, Iowa, for Iowa Power & Light Co.

John C. Lawyer, Lawyer, Schroer & Eichhorn, Hammond, Ind., for Northern Indiana Public Service Co.

Paul G. Jasper, Plainfield, Ind., for Public Service Co. of Indiana, Inc.

Clement F. Springer, James O. Smith, Chicago, Ill., for Interstate Power Co.

Lee A. Freeman, James J. Costello, Chicago, Ill., James E. Harmon, Urbana, Ill., for Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.

Charles S. Rhyne, Washington, D. C., Seymour F. Simon, Chicago, Ill., Brice W. Rhyne, Lenox G. Cooper, Washington, D. C., for City of Chicago, City of Milwaukee, Austin Utilities and City of Austin, Minn., City of Jasper, Indiana, City of Springfield, Mo., City of Grand Island, Neb., Board of Water and Light, Trustees of City of Muscatine, Iowa, City of Springfield, Ill., City of Highland, Ill., City of Tallahassee, Fla., City of Independence, Mo., City of Richmond, Ind., City of Lincoln, Neb.

John C. Melaniphy, Chicago, Ill., for City of Chicago, Ill.

John J. Fleming, George A. Bowman, Jr., Milwaukee, Wis., for City of Milwaukee, Wis.

Kermit Hoversten, Austin, Minn., for Austin Utilities and City of Austin, Minn.

Clemence A. Nordoff, Jasper, Ind., for City of Jasper, Ind.

J. Weston Miller, John F. Carr, Ralph E. Hunt, Springfield, Mo., for City of Springfield, Mo.

Paul C. Holmberg, Ernest G. Kroger, Grand Island, Neb., for City of Grand Island, Neb.

Barnabas F. Sears, Chicago, Ill., for City of Jacksonville, Ill.

C. J. Rosenberger, Muscatine, Iowa, for Board of Water and Light Trustees of City of Muscatine, Iowa.

I. J. Feuer, Springfield, Ill., for City of Springfield, Ill.

James M. Byrne, Highland, Ill., for City of Highland, Ill.

James Messer, Jr., Tallahassee, Fla., for City of Tallahassee, Fla.

John F. Thice, Gilbert R. Titus, Independence, Mo., for City of Independence, Mo.

Andrew C. Cecere, Richmond, Ind., for City of Richmond, Ind.

Ralph D. Nelson, Lincoln, Neb., for City of Lincoln, Neb.

Robert W. Bergstrom, Charles O. Brizius, Chicago, Ill. for Wisconsin Power & Light Co., Northern States Power Co., a Minnesota Corporation, Northern States Power Co., a Wisconsin corporation, Iowa Southern Utilities Co., Lake Superior District Power Co., Northwestern Public Service Co., Madison Gas & Electric Co., Otter Tail Power Co., Black Hills Power & Light Co., and Illinois Power Co.

Robert J. Sutherland, Petersen, Sutherland, Axley & Brynelson, Madison, Wis., for Wisconsin Power & Light Co.

Donald E. Nelson, General Counsel Northern States Power Co., Minneapolis, Minn., for Northern States Power Co., a Minnesota corporation, and Northern States Power Co., a Wisconsin corporation.

Robert Valentine, Valentine, Greenleaf & Griffing, Centerville, Iowa, for Iowa Southern Utilities Co.

George G. Blake, Aberg, Bell, Blake & Metzner, Madison, Wis., for Lake Superior District Power Co.

George E. Hale, Wilson & McIlvaine, Chicago, Ill., for Illinois Power Co.

Van B. Wake, Wake, Prosser, Zimmerman & Quale, Milwaukee, Wis., for Wisconsin Electric Power Co. and Wisconsin Michigan Power Co.

Ralph Mauch, Huron, S. D., for Northwestern Public Service Co.

William T. Rieser, Rieser, Stafford, Rosenbaum & Smith, Madison, Wis., for Madison Gas & Electric Co.

Cyrus A. Field, Field, Arvesen, Donoho & Lundeen, Fergus Falls, Minn., for Otter Tail Power Co.

William Porter, Hanley, Costello & Porter, Rapid City, S. D., for Black Hills Power & Light Co.

William J. Froelich, Froelich, Grossman, Teton & Tabin, Chicago, Ill., for Wisconsin Public Service Corporation.

Before HASTINGS, Chief Judge, and KNOCH and SWYGERT, Circuit Judges.

Rehearing Denied April 26, 1963, en banc.

HASTINGS, Chief Judge.

Since July 31, 1961, a large number of privately owned utilities, municipalities and public corporations have filed a total of 226 treble damage actions in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against 28 electrical equipment manufacturers from whom they purchased such equipment. Approximately 1,800 cases of this character have been filed in federal courts throughout...

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