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January 29, 2015
Modernization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the chemicals management law in the United States, was a major topic at Wednesday’s ACI issues briefing, held during...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/ACI-2015-TSCA-reform-tops-regulatory-agenda_67323.html
January 14, 2015
Koppers today announced it has completed a legal reorganization of its foreign subsidiaries, allowing it to repatriate cash at a lower effective tax rate. The company estimates cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Koppers-completes-tax-reorganization-delays-plant-construction_66821.html
January 5, 2015
The Burkard-Schenker family, the largest shareholder of Sika (Baar, Switzerland), has filed a lawsuit with the cantonal court of Zug, Switzerland, to force an extraordinary...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Report-Sika-majority-owner-files-lawsuit-to-push-through-sale-to-Saint-Gobain_66556.html
December 19, 2014
Germany’s constitutional court, BVG (Karlsruhe) has declared in a ruling that the exemption rules in the inheritance tax code are in part unconstitutional and has given lawmakers...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Mittelstand-Germanys-constitutional-court-declares-inheritance-tax-partly-unconstitutional_66365.html
December 11, 2014
US Bankruptcy Court in Delaware has approved the restructuring plan for RPM subsidiary Bondex, a maker of pigments, metal coatings, cleaning products and a variety of construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Court-approves-Bondex-restructuring-plan_66086.html
December 8, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) announced today that it is rebranding itself Hexion, the company’s old name, effective 15 January 2015. The company was renamed Momentive...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Momentive-Specialty-Chemicals-to-change-name-back-to-Hexion_65749.html
November 18, 2014
AkzoNobel says one of its US subsidiaries in Chicago was the target of “external fraud [that] involves an amount of up to €53 million ($66 million),” the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/AkzoNobel-says-US-subsidiary-was-target-of-$66-million-"external-fraud"_65507.html
October 21, 2014
The European Commission has issued a statement of objections to Honeywell and DuPont, citing its preliminary view that joint cooperation entered into 2010 concerning the production of refrigerant R-1234yf, also known as HFO-1234yf, used in automotive air-conditioning systems may have breached European Union (EU) antitrust rules....
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/European-Commission-investigates-DuPont-and-Honeywell-refrigerant-collaboration_64645.html
September 22, 2014
A US district court in New Jersey issued an opinion last week siding with MacDermid in a patent dispute over flexographic imaging plates. The dispute relates to thermal processing for...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Court-finds-against-DuPont-in-patent-dispute-with-MacDermid_63927.html
August 28, 2014
Silicones and quartz producer Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) says the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York is likely to confirm the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Momentive-Performance-Materials-moves-closer-to-Chapter-11-exit_63462.html
August 22, 2014
DuPont has filed a patent infringement suit in US court in Delaware alleging that SunEdison has violated the company’s patent on using tellurium in front-side silver solar...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/DuPont-files-suit-against-SunEdison-over-solar-paste-patent_63346.html
July 29, 2014
The European Commission says it is urging Germany to take stronger measures to combat water pollution caused by nitrates. The latest figures submitted by Germany in 2012 show that...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/European-Commission-urges-Germany-to-act-more-against-nitrate-pollution-in-water_62776.html
July 28, 2014
RPM today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income up 66.4% year-on-year (YOY), to $108.8 million, on sales up 9.1%, to $1.28 billion. On an adjusted basis—excluding some...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/RPM-earnings-rise-subsidiary-agrees-to-settle-asbestos-claims_62746.html
May 27, 2014
Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) has been granted access to the full $570-million debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing facility by the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Court-grants-Momentive-Performance-Materials-access-to-bankruptcy-financing_61345.html
May 19, 2014
Kemira says it has signed an agreement with Cartel Damage Claims (CDC; Brussels) to settle a lawsuit at Helsinki. The settlement concerns claims assigned to CDC, based on which CDC has...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Kemira-settles-damage-claim-litigation-related-to-hydrogen-peroxide-price-fixing-case_61132.html
May 16, 2014
Comex Mexico has filed suit against Sherwin-Williams (SW) over SW’s termination of the $2.34-billion merger agreement between the two companies, a Reuters report says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Comex-Mexico-files-suit-against-Sherwin-Williams-over-deal-termination_61108.html
March 14, 2014
Bills have been introduced in the US House and Senate designed to clear the backlog of US FDA approval for sunscreen ingredients and implement a streamlined process for ingredient...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Congress-introduces-bill-to-speed-sunscreen-ingredient-approval_59599.html
February 24, 2014
Ferro announced today that it is altering the structure of its board of directors, “declassifying,” or eliminating staggered terms, for directors, and eliminating...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Ferro-changes-board-structure-appoints-president-to-chairman_59047.html
February 21, 2014
Minerals Technologies (MTI) today launched a $42/share unsolicited bid for minerals firm Amcol International (Hoffman Estates, IL), setting in motion a possible bidding war with...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Minerals-Technologies-launches-bid-for-Amcol-updated_58830.html
January 31, 2014
Managing TSCA reform as it makes its way through Congress and ensuring that fuel subsidies do not adversely impact oleochemical prices are key priorities for the cleaning chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/ACI-2014-TSCA-reform-fuel-subsidies-key-priorities-for-soapers_58404.html
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