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May 24, 2010
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has approved a settlement between LyondellBasell subsidiary Equistar Chemicals, Solutia and Ascend Performance Materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Court-Approves-Deal-to-Close-Equistars-Chocolate-Bayou-TX-Site_26994.html
April 27, 2010
A judge at the High Court (London) has ruled that a group of around 2,000 U.K. residents should be awarded a total of up to £20 million ($31 million) for injuries caused by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/U-K-Consumers-Awarded-$31-Million-for-Exposure-to-Fungicide-in-Furniture_26320.html
April 22, 2010
The Chinese government says that the Ministry of Health of China has issued new regulations, setting more stringent requirements on the use and the approval of food additives...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/China-Introduces-New-Regulations-for-Food-Additives_26241.html
April 21, 2010
Toray Industries has revised its earnings forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010. Toray expects to record a net loss of ¥15 billion ($161 million), having previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Toray-Downgrades-Earnings-Projection_26130.html
April 5, 2010
A Korean court has ruled Flexsys' process patents for producing 4‑aminodiphenylamine (4-ADPA) and its PPD derivatives used as antidegradants in tire making valid....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Solutia-Wins-PPD-Patent-Victory_25808.html
March 29, 2010
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has introduced a bill calling for the restoration of taxes on chemical and oil and gas firms to pay for Superfund clean-ups. The taxes, which paid...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/U-S-Lawmakers-Revive-Proposal-for-Superfund-Tax_25681.html
March 15, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court says it will not consider an appeal by ACC that sought a review of an appeals court’s decision disallowing an exemption from certain emissions limits...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Supreme-Court-Refuses-ACC-Appeal-of-Clean-Air-Decision_25427.html
March 12, 2010
The meeting at Ankeny, IA the first time U.S. regulators have scrutinized competition and regulation in the seed market, and come amid competitors' and farmers' accusations of antitrust behavior by seed industry's market leader Monsanto....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/DOJ-Begins-Antitrust-Inquiry-into-Seeds_25378.html
March 9, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court says it will not consider an appeal by ACC that sought a review of an appeals court’s decision disallowing an exemption from certain emissions limits...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Supreme-Court-Will-Not-Hear-ACCs-Appeal-of-Clean-Air-Act-Ruling_25244.html
March 1, 2010
The U.S Supreme Court says it will let stand a lower court ruling that requires growers to obtain Clean Water Act (CWA) permits for pesticides that are already permitted under separate federal pesticide laws. The ruling in National Cotton Council of America v. EPA is a setback for industry groups that had petitioned the high court asking it to consider their appeal. Pesticide industry representatives say they will pursue “additional avenues" to contain the impact of the decision....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Supreme-Court-Decision-Signals-Broad-Changes-to-Pesticide-Permit-Requirements_25095.html
February 26, 2010
The European Commission (EC) says it has cleared, under the EU Merger Regulation, the previously announced proposed acquisition of Mitsubishi Rayon by Mitsubishi Chemical. After...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/European-Commission-Approves-Acquisition-of-Mitsubishi-Rayon-by-Mitsubishi-Chemical_25057.html
February 24, 2010
The U.S. FDA has issued a warning letter to Eli Lilly’s active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) facility at Carolina, Puerto Rico, for a significant deviation from the current...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/FDA-Issues-Warning-Letter-to-Eli-Lilly-API-Plant_24956.html
February 22, 2010
A research commissioned by Pfizer estimates that the counterfeit medicines market in Europe to be worth more than €10.5 billion/year ($14.3 billion/year). The ‘Cracking...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Counterfeit-Medicines-Market-in-Europe-Worth-&euro10-5-Billion_24910.html
February 1, 2010
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has voted to require publicly listed companies in the U.S to disclose risks related to climate change. The “interpretive...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/U-S-Financial-Regulators-to-Require-Climate-Risk-Disclosure_24526.html
January 19, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to rule on Monsanto’s lawsuit challenging the U.S. government’s injunction against planting of genetically modified alfalfa. The lawsuit...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/U-S-Supreme-Court-to-Consider-Monsantos-Alfalfa-Appeal_24176.html
January 15, 2010
The Senate is expected to merge Rockefeller’s bill, which would reform the STB to give shippers more leverage in rate disputes, with legislation sponsored by Senator Herb Kohl (D., WI), Dooley says. Kohl’s bill, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee last year, would rescind the decades-long exemption railroads have from antitrust laws....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/ACC-Legislative-Fix-for-U-S-Rail-Shippers-Expected-by-June_24153.html
January 5, 2010
There has been relatively little action on legislation favored by environmentalists in the U.S. Congress since President Obama took office, at least compared with initial expectations...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/U-S-Legislators-Pro-Environment-Votes-Have-Surged-Since-2006-Senate-Trend-is-Less-Even_23880.html
January 4, 2010
Legal action filed by rail shippers against four major carriers seeks compensation for an alleged conspiracy by the railroads to inflate fuel surcharges. The lawsuit, if successful...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Lawsuit-Against-Railroads-Seeks-Class-Action-Status_23868.html
December 22, 2009
A Senate committee has passed legislation that would increase government oversight of railroads and give shippers access to more rail carriers and more leverage in negotiating rates. However, the bill approved late last week by the Senate Commerce Committee omits the provision that would have stripped carriers of their antitrust immunity....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Senate-Panel-Advances-Industry-Backed-Rail-Bill_23732.html
December 22, 2009
A federal jury has awarded 10 plaintiffs more than $100 million in a lawsuit against BP as compensation for alleged exposure to toxic emissions at the company’s Texas City, TX...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Jury-Finds-Against-BP-in-Texas-City-Lawsuit_23733.html
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