A fuel leak necessitated a Boeing 787 Dreamliner bound for Tokyo to return to the gate at Logan airport Tuesday. This follows an electrical fire that started on another 787 Monday. Aerospace expert Richard Aboulafia says “none of this is a showstopper, and none of this should signal this product is fundamentally flawed." Mr. Aboulafia is Vice President of Analysis at Teal Group and has advised numerous aerospace companies, including most prime and
many second- and third-tier contractors in the US, Europe and Asia. He previously analyzed the jet engine market at Jane's Information Group.
Product liability expert Peter Chen will testify for Joseph and Nancy Bertrand in a Massachusetts lawsuit against General Electric. Federal judge Judge Richard Stearns has allowed the Bertrands to sue General Electric over a stove they claim one of their cats turned on. The resulting fire destroyed their house.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is a regulatory authority with a statutory
mandate to ensure safe, adequate, and proper utility services at
reasonable rates for customers in the state. The NJBPU voted recently to have Jersey Central Power & Light appoint an engineering expert to
investigate the underground explosions that have occurred in
Morristown. There have been a series of events including a manhole cover that blew 30 feet in the air.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a complaint against H. Kramer
& Co. over dangerous levels of lead emissions from its copper
smelter in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. On Friday Madigan obtained an agreed preliminary
injunction order against the company, requiring it to immediately reduce
lead emissions from its plant and conduct a ventilation study by an outside engineering expert.