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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
January 16, 2014
Chemtura today announced it has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court of California in Sacramento seeking to overturn California’s new fire-safety standard for upholstered furniture...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Chemtura-files-suit-against-new-California-fire-safety-rule_58040.html
January 8, 2014
W.R. Grace, which hopes to exit from bankruptcy later this month after nearly 13 years in Chapter 11, is looking to secure $1.55 billion in exit financing from several banks, reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/W-R-Grace-looking-to-obtain-$1-55-billion-in-exit-financing_57817.html
January 8, 2014
A judge in California has increased the fine to be paid by Sherwin-Williams (SW), NL Industries, and ConAgra in a lead paint case, from $1.1 billion to $1.15 billion. The decision, by...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Judge-raises-fine-in-Sherwin-Williams-lead-paint-case_57801.html
December 18, 2013
Sherwin-Williams (SW), NL Industries and ConAgra foods were found liable to pay $1.1 billion to replace or mitigate lead paint in thousands of homes in California in a court ruling...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Sherwin-Williams-NL-Industries-ordered-to-pay-$1-1-billion-in-lead-paint-case_57489.html
December 12, 2013
W.R. Grace says the company is targeting an exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy on or about 31 January 2014, general counsel Mark Shelnitz told investors during a conference call today...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/W-R-Grace-expects-bankruptcy-exit-by-end-of-January_57356.html
December 5, 2013
W.R. Grace has announced that “none of the four parties with-asbestos related appeals to Grace’s plan of reorganization filed further appeals with the US Supreme...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Grace-moves-closer-to-bankruptcy-exit_57113.html
October 30, 2013
Mexico’s federal competition commission has denied Sherwin-Williams’ (SW) appeal of its ruling blocking the acquisition of Comex, the company says. Comex, which recorded...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Mexicos-antitrust-authority-denies-Sherwin-Williams-acquisition-appeal_56317.html
September 24, 2013
EPA (Washington) has issued a draft report on the flame-retardant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) identifying possible alternative materials for use in polystyrene building insulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/EPA-issues-report-on-flame-retardant-alternatives_55407.html
August 28, 2013
RPM announced today that it has reached an agreement with the US General Services Administration (GSA; Washington) resolving a dispute over improper pricing and discounting practices...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/RPM-reaches-agreement-with-US-government-on-roofing-contract-issues_54798.html
July 18, 2013
Sherwin-Williams (SW) says that Mexico’s competition commission has voted three to two against authorizing the company’s $2.34-billion acquisition of Comex, which was...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Mexican-authorities-oppose-Sherwin-Williams-acquisition_53743.html
June 19, 2013
Authorities in the US and China have reached different decisions SI Group’s trade secrets complaint regarding its rubber tackifying resin, or tackifier, product. A judge...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/US-China-reach-different-decisions-on-SI-Group-trade-secrets-case_52946.html
June 3, 2013
The European Court of Justice (ECJ; Luxembourg) ruled to uphold a 2011 General Court (Luxembourg) ruling on a May 2006 European Commission decision to fine Quinn Barlo (Derrylin, UK)...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/European-Court-upholds-2006-decision-to-fine-Quinn-Barlo-for-involvement-in-PMMA-price-fixing-cartel_52479.html
May 24, 2013
Trade talks between China and the European Union over the price of solar panels exported from China to the European Union have reached an impasse, according to various European and...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Reports-EU-China-fail-to-reach-agreement-in-solar-panel-trade-talks_52264.html
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