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May 9, 2011
Nalco has filed documents with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in an effort to extricate the company from the sprawling litigation involving the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and spill last year in the Gulf of Mexico. Nalco became involved in the litigation because it makes the oil dispersant Corexit, which was used on the 5 million gallons of oil that were released from the Macondo oil well over a period of 86 days last spring....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Nalco-Petitions-for-Dismissal-from-Gulf-Oil-Spill-Litigation_34711.html
April 25, 2011
A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that rejected large parts of a lawsuit filed against DuPont by residents of Parkersburg, WV. The lawsuit alleged perfluorooctanoic acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Appeals-Court-Affirms-Dismissal-of-PFOA-Claims_34089.html
April 25, 2011
U.S. Supreme Court Hears GHG SuitU.S. Supreme Court justices heard arguments in a lawsuit filed by six states seeking to compel some utilities to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/34360.html
April 11, 2011
DuPont says it has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Federal Court for the Northern District of California against USA Performance Technology (USA PTI; Oakland, CA), its business alter ego...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/DuPont-Files-Suit-to-Protect-TiO2-Technologies_33997.html
March 31, 2011
Suit seeks protection from legal action by Monsanto should genetically modified seeds contaminate organic farms....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Organic-Farmers-Sue-Monsanto_33867.html
March 28, 2011
Senators James Inhofe (R., OK) and Mike Johanns (R., NE) recently introduced legislation that would require EPA to assess the total economic impact of several major rules it is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Lawmakers-Introduce-Bill-Requiring-Cost-Assessment-of-EPA-Rules_33789.html
March 25, 2011
Isobutanol producer Gevo (Englewood, CO) says it will denies claims by Butamax Advanced Biofuel (Wilmington, DE) that it infringed on Butamax patents relating to the production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Gevo-Denies-DuPont-Claims-of-Patent-Infringement_33730.html
March 25, 2011
Süd-Chemie says it intends a “full and vigorous defense” against claims by specialty packaging solutions firm CSP Technologies (Auburn, IL) that Süd-Chemie...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Sud-Chemie-Responds-to-Patent-Infringement-Claims_33702.html
March 14, 2011
The Senate recently approved the America Invents Act, a bipartisan bill that updates the nation’s patent system for the first time in more than 50 years. The bill, which passed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Senate-Passes-Patent-Reform-Bill_33444.html
March 14, 2011
A bipartisan group of four House members has introduced a bill, the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2011, to make permanent the U.S. research and development (R&D) tax...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/House-Bill-Would-Make-R-and-D-Tax-Credit-Permanent_33338.html
February 24, 2011
Butamax Advanced Biofuel (Wilmington, DE), a joint venture formed between DuPont and BP, says it filed a patent infringement suit on January 14 against newly public isobutanol producer...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/DuPont-JV-Suing-Gevo-for-Patent-Infringement_32969.html
February 16, 2011
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) has proposed a rule for reducing the fee charged to rail shippers filing rate or service complaints, to $350/filing. The fee for some...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/STB-Proposes-Slashing-Filing-Fees-to-$350_32890.html
February 14, 2011
Representatives Fred Upton (R., MI) and Ed Whitfield (R., KY), along with Senator James Inhofe (R., OK), have sided with the Obama administration in a Supreme Court case that will determine whether states can pursue public nuisance claims related to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Both the administration and the lawmakers have asked the high court to throw out the lawsuit filed against electric utilities. Nuisance cases have created widespread concerns for industry, including lawsuits related to lead-based paint and to methyl- tert- butyl ether (MTBE)....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Republicans-Obama-Seek-Dismissal-of-GHG-Nuisance-Case_32842.html
February 14, 2011
Representatives Fred Upton (R., MI) and Ed Whitfield (R., KY), along with Senator James Inhofe (R., OK), have sided with the Obama administration in a Supreme Court case that will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Republicans-Obama-Seek-Dismissal-of-GHG-Nuisance-Case_32841.html
January 17, 2011
An 11,000-m.t. dwt tanker carrying an undisclosed cargo of chemicals was captured on January 15 by Somali pirates, reports say. The Korean-owned Samho Jewelry was about 350...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Korean-Chemical-Tanker-Hijacked-off-Oman_32165.html
January 13, 2011
A federal appeals court has rejected a bid by Texas state officials who sought a legal stay that would have prevented EPA’s takeover of the state’s air permitting program...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Court-Decision-Allows-EPA-to-Proceed-With-Takeover-of-Texas-Air-Permit-Program_32130.html
January 12, 2011
Dow AgroSciences and DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred business say they have resolved a dispute over corn seed packaging bearing a jointly developed trait that Dow  says did not properly display the Pioneer brand....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Dow-DuPont-Resolve-Packaging-Dispute_32100.html
January 3, 2011
Minnesota attorney general Lori Swanson says the state has filed a lawsuit against 3M for alleged damage it caused to Minnesota’s ground and surface water by decades of disposing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Minnesota-Sues-3M-for-Alleged-PFC-Contamination-Update_31859.html
January 3, 2011
Minnesota attorney general Lori Swanson says the state has filed a lawsuit against 3M for alleged damage it caused to Minnesota’s ground and surface water by decades of disposing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Minnesota-Sues-3M-for-Alleged-PFC-Contamination_31873.html
January 3, 2011
The Chinese Commerce Ministry says it is cutting export quotas for rare earths minerals by about 11% for the first half of 2011. China supplies more than 95% of the world’s rare...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/China-Reduces-Rare-Earth-Export-Quotas_31875.html
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