BATON ROUGE, La. - The owners of a Port Allen, La., acetylene facility sued in Louisiana state court met their diversity jurisdiction burden to remove the putative class action to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, the presiding judge ruled July 10 (Caryln Gordon, et al. v. Air Liquide-Big Three Inc., et al., No. 12-396, M.D. La.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97077).