LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 10, 2015) — Northern Electric Inc. is seeking summary judgment before the Western Kentucky federal district court, claiming Michelin North America Inc. has not proved its case in seeking more than $3 million in damages from Northern Electric.
The case stems from a Jan. 21, 2013 incident at Michelin's American Synthetic Rubber Co. subsidiary plant in Jefferson County, Ky., according to the petition Northern Electric filed Nov. 5, 2015.
Northern Electric was performing electrical work at the Jefferson County plant in connection with the tire maker adding a production line there, according to the document. To undertake necessary work, Northern Electric turned off 15 circuit breakers at the plant.
Michelin alleged this action caused a manufacturing line to be shut down for approximately a half-hour, and hampered production for the next 18 days, the petition said.