VEDROS v. GRUMMAN

Civil Action No. 11-1198.

VEDROS, v. NORTHROP GRUMMAN ET AL., Section: "J" (4).

United States District Court, E.D. Louisiana.

June 17, 2015.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sally Gros Vedros, Plaintiff, represented by Gerolyn Petit Roussel , Roussel & Clement, Jonathan Brett Clement , Roussel & Clement, Lauren Roussel Clement , Roussel & Clement & Perry Joseph Roussel, Jr. , Roussel & Clement.

Lori Vedros Kravet, Major Child of Sally Gros Vedros, Plaintiff, represented by Gerolyn Petit Roussel , Roussel & Clement, Jonathan Brett Clement , Roussel & Clement, Lauren Roussel Clement , Roussel & Clement & Perry Joseph Roussel, Jr. , Roussel & Clement.

Valerie Vedros White, Major Child of Sally Gros Vedros, Plaintiff, represented by Gerolyn Petit Roussel , Roussel & Clement, Jonathan Brett Clement , Roussel & Clement, Lauren Roussel Clement , Roussel & Clement & Perry Joseph Roussel, Jr. , Roussel & Clement.

Gerald Vedros, Major Child of Sally Gros Vedros, Plaintiff, represented by Gerolyn Petit Roussel , Roussel & Clement, Jonathan Brett Clement , Roussel & Clement, Lauren Roussel Clement , Roussel & Clement & Perry Joseph Roussel, Jr. , Roussel & Clement.

Albert Bossier, Jr., Defendant, represented by Gary Allen Lee , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, Anita Ann Cates , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, Gordon Peter Wilson , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP & Richard Marshall Perles , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP.

Onebeacon America Insurance Company, as successor to Commercial Union Insurance Company and Employers Commercial Union Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by Adam Devlin deMahy , Taylor, Wellons, Politz & Duhe, APLC & Samuel Milton Rosamond, III , Taylor, Wellons, Politz & Duhe, APLC.

American Employers Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by Adam Devlin deMahy , Taylor, Wellons, Politz & Duhe, APLC, Gary Allen Lee , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, Gordon Peter Wilson , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP & Samuel Milton Rosamond, III , Taylor, Wellons, Politz & Duhe, APLC.

American Motorists Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by Brian C. Bossier , Blue Williams, LLP, Gary Allen Lee , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, Anita Ann Cates , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, Christopher Thomas Grace, III , Blue Williams, LLP, Edwin A. Ellinghausen, III , Blue Williams, LLP, Erin Helen Boyd , Blue Williams, LLP & Gordon Peter Wilson , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP.

Bayer CropScience, Inc., as successor of liability to Rhone-Poulenc AG Company f/k/a Amchem Products, Inc. f/k/a Benjamin Foster Company, Defendant, represented by Deborah DeRoche Kuchler , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Alexandra Lamothe , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Ernest G. Foundas , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Francis Xavier deBlanc, III , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Lee Blanton Ziffer , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, McGready Lewis Richeson , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Michael H. Abraham , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Robert Edward Guidry , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC & Sophia L. Lauricella , Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP.

Eagle, Inc., formerly known as Eagle Asbestos & Packing Company, Inc., Defendant, represented by Susan Beth Kohn , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP, Douglas Kinler , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP, James R. Guidry , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP & Michael David Harold , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP.

McCarty Corporation, successor to McCarty Branton, Inc. and Predecessor and Successor to McCarty Insulation Sales, Inc., Defendant, represented by Susan Beth Kohn , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP, Douglas Kinler , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP, James R. Guidry , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP & Michael David Harold , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP.

Reilly-Benton Company, Inc., Defendant, represented by Thomas L. Cougill , Willingham, Fultz & Cougill, LLP, Jamie M Zanovec , Willingham, Fultz & Cougill, Jeanette Seraile-Riggins , Willingham, Fultz & Cougill, LLP & Jennifer D. Zajac , Willingham Fultz & Cougill.

Taylor-Seidenbach, Inc., Defendant, represented by Christopher Kelly Lightfoot , Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale, Jevan Smoot Fleming , Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale & Richard J. Garvey, Jr. , Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale.

CBS Corporation, formerly known as Westinghouse Electric Corporatioin formerly known as Viacom Inc, Defendant, represented by John Joseph Hainkel, III , Frilot L.L.C. Energy Centre, Angela M. Bowlin , Frilot L.L.C. Energy Centre, James H. Brown, Jr. , Frilot L.L.C. Energy Centre, Meredith K. Keenan , Frilot L.L.C. Energy Centre, Peter R. Tafaro , Frilot L.L.C. Energy Centre & Rebecca Abbott Zotti , Frilot L.L.C. Energy Centre.

Maryland Casualty Company, Defendant, represented by Edward T. Hayes , Leake & Andersson, LLP, Adam D Whitworth , Leake & Andersson, LLP & Marc E. Devenport , Leake & Andersson, LLP.

Continental Insurance Co, (successor by merger to Fidelity & Casualty Company of New York), Defendant, represented by Glenn Gill Goodier , Jones Walker, Hansford P. Wogan , Jones Walker, William C. Baldwin , Jones Walker & William P. Wynne , Jones Walker.

Uniroyal Inc, Defendant, represented by Forrest Ren Wilkes , Forman, Perry, Watkins, Krutz & Tardy, LLP.

Albert L Bossier, Jr, Third Party Plaintiff, represented by Gary Allen Lee , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, Anita Ann Cates , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, David Leroy Hoskins , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP & Richard Marshall Perles , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP.

J Melton Garrett, Third Party Plaintiff, represented by Gary Allen Lee , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, Anita Ann Cates , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, David Leroy Hoskins , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP & Richard Marshall Perles , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP.

Huntington Ingalls Incorporated, formerly known as Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Third Party Plaintiff, represented by Gary Allen Lee , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, Anita Ann Cates , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, Brian C. Bossier , Blue Williams, LLP, Christopher Thomas Grace, III , Blue Williams, LLP, David Leroy Hoskins , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, Edwin A. Ellinghausen, III , Blue Williams, LLP, Erin Helen Boyd , Blue Williams, LLP, Richard Marshall Perles , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP & Tracy C. Rotharmel , Liskow & Lewis.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Third Party Defendant, represented by Kaye N. Courington , Courington, Kiefer & Sommers, LLC, Blaine Augusta Moore , Courington, Kiefer & Sommers, LLC, Jennifer H. McLaughlin , Courington, Kiefer & Sommers, LLC, Jonathan Paul Hilbun , Courington, Kiefer & Sommers, LLC & Louis Oliver Oubre , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP.

Albert L Bossier, Jr, Cross Claimant, represented by Gary Allen Lee , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, Anita Ann Cates , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, David Leroy Hoskins , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP & Richard Marshall Perles , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP.

J Melton Garrett, Cross Claimant, represented by Gary Allen Lee , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, Anita Ann Cates , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, David Leroy Hoskins , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP & Richard Marshall Perles , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP.

McCarty Corporation, Cross Claimant, represented by Susan Beth Kohn , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP, Douglas Kinler , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP, James R. Guidry , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP & Michael David Harold , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP.

Bayer CropScience, Inc., Cross Claimant, represented by Deborah DeRoche Kuchler , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Alexandra Lamothe , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Ernest G. Foundas , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Francis Xavier deBlanc, III , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Lee Blanton Ziffer , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, McGready Lewis Richeson , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Michael H. Abraham , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Robert Edward Guidry , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC & Sophia L. Lauricella , Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP.

Huntington Ingalls Incorporated, formerly known as Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Cross Claimant, represented by Brian C. Bossier , Blue Williams, LLP, Gary Allen Lee , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, Anita Ann Cates , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, Christopher Thomas Grace, III , Blue Williams, LLP, David Leroy Hoskins , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, Edwin A. Ellinghausen, III , Blue Williams, LLP, Erin Helen Boyd , Blue Williams, LLP, Richard Marshall Perles , Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP & Tracy C. Rotharmel , Liskow & Lewis.

Eagle, Inc., Cross Defendant, represented by Susan Beth Kohn , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP, Douglas Kinler , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP, James R. Guidry , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP & Michael David Harold , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP.

Reilly-Benton, Inc., Cross Defendant, represented by Thomas L. Cougill , Willingham, Fultz & Cougill, LLP, Diane Sweezer Davis , Funderburk Finderburk Courtois, LLP, Jeanette Seraile-Riggins , Willingham, Fultz & Cougill, LLP, Jennifer D. Zajac , Willingham Fultz & Cougill & Kenneth R. Royer , Willingham, Fultz & Cougill, LLP Niels Esperson Building.

Taylor-Seidenbach, Inc., Cross Defendant, represented by Christopher Kelly Lightfoot , Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale, Jevan Smoot Fleming , Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale & Richard J. Garvey, Jr. , Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale.

CBS Corporation, Cross Defendant, represented by John Joseph Hainkel, III , Frilot L.L.C. Energy Centre, Angela M. Bowlin , Frilot L.L.C. Energy Centre, James H. Brown, Jr. , Frilot L.L.C. Energy Centre, Meredith K. Keenan , Frilot L.L.C. Energy Centre & Peter R. Tafaro , Frilot L.L.C. Energy Centre.

Maryland Casualty Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Edward T. Hayes , Leake & Andersson, LLP, Adam D Whitworth , Leake & Andersson, LLP, Jeffrey Matthew Burg , Courington, Kiefer & Sommers, LLC & Marc E. Devenport , Leake & Andersson, LLP.

Bayer CropScience, Inc., Cross Defendant, represented by Deborah DeRoche Kuchler , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Alexandra Lamothe , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Ernest G. Foundas , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Francis Xavier deBlanc, III , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Lee Blanton Ziffer , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, McGready Lewis Richeson , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Michael H. Abraham , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Robert Edward Guidry , Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC & Sophia L. Lauricella , Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP.

General Electric Company, Cross Defendant, represented by John Joseph Hainkel, III , Frilot L.L.C. Energy Centre, Angela M. Bowlin , Frilot L.L.C. Energy Centre, James H. Brown, Jr. , Frilot L.L.C. Energy Centre, Meredith K. Keenan , Frilot L.L.C. Energy Centre & Peter R. Tafaro , Frilot L.L.C. Energy Centre.

Hopeman Brothers, Inc., Cross Defendant, represented by Kaye N. Courington , Courington, Kiefer & Sommers, LLC, Blaine Augusta Moore , Courington, Kiefer & Sommers, LLC, Jennifer H. McLaughlin , Courington, Kiefer & Sommers, LLC & Louis Oliver Oubre , Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP.

OneBeacon America Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Samuel Milton Rosamond, III , Taylor, Wellons, Politz & Duhe, APLC & Adam Devlin deMahy , Taylor, Wellons, Politz & Duhe, APLC.

American Employers Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Samuel Milton Rosamond, III , Taylor, Wellons, Politz & Duhe, APLC & Adam Devlin deMahy , Taylor, Wellons, Politz & Duhe, APLC.


ORDER & REASONS

Before the Court is Defendant Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc. (n/k/a Huntington Ingalls Incorporated, f/k/a Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Inc., f/k/a Avondale Industries, Inc., f/k/a Avondale Shipyards, Inc., f/k/a Avondale Marine Ways, Inc.)("Avondale")'s...

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