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September 22, 2008
W.R. Grace has filed a reorganization plan and accompanying disclosure statement with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. The company says the plan filed late last Friday night is...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Grace-Files-Reorganization-Plan-with-Bankruptcy-Court_14371.html
September 9, 2008
A Florida appeals court has revived a 14-year-old Benlate lawsuit, one of the last in a long series of cases involving DuPont’s controversial herbicide. The Florida Court of...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Court-Revives-Florida-Benlate-Lawsuit_14108.html
August 19, 2008
Koch Industries’ (Wichita, KS) fibers subsidiary Invista has filed a lawsuit against DuPont and Rhodia, alleging that the two companies have “teamed up to steal”...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Invista-Sues-DuPont-and-Rhodia-Over-ADN-Trade-Secrets_13703.html
July 14, 2008
The European Commission says it has charged “a number of companies” with participating in an alleged calcium carbide and magnesium powder price-fixing cartel. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Brussels-Charges-Companies-with-Calcium-Carbide-Price-Fixing_12951.html
July 14, 2008
Huntsman Corp. says that the Delaware Court of Chancery has granted its request to expedite a trial to review Hexion Specialty Chemicals’ efforts to end its obligation to acquire...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Huntsman-Presses-Hexion-to-Close-Deal_12966.html
July 14, 2008
The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA; Alexandria, VA) says it has asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC; Washington) to examine the pricing practices of major...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Lubricants-Association-Asks-FTC-to-Examine-Pricing-Behavior-of-Major-Oil-Firms_12960.html
July 1, 2008
The Rhode Island Supreme Court today overturned a landmark public nuisance verdict against former manufacturers of lead-based paint. The high court’s decision means the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Paintmakers-Win-Appeal-of-Rhode-Island-Verdict_12799.html
May 23, 2008
The European Court of Justice has dismissed Evonik Degussa’s appeal against a €91.1-million methionine price-fixing cartel fine. Degussa, the predecessor of Evonik Degussa...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Court-Dismisses-Evoniks-Appeal-Against-Methionine-Price-Fixing-Fine_12068.html
April 8, 2008
W.R. Grace has settled current and future asbestos-related health claims for about $1.8 billion. Grace chairman and CEO Fred Festa says the settlement is “a very important...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Grace-Settles-Personal-Injury-Claims-Sees-Exit-Plan-by-Early-2009_11303.html
January 28, 2008
ACC says it has consolidated certain outside service providers, primarily those performing legal and communication services, to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. ACC says it has...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/-Consolidates-Service-Providers_10013.html
November 8, 2007
Court papers filed by Dow suggest that former Dow CFO Pedro Reinhard had direct conversations with Access Industries, the holding company which owns Basell and for whom Reinhard worked as a consultant while serving on Dow’s board, about a leveraged buyout of Dow last year....
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Consultants-Say-Former-Dow-Executives-Pursued-LBO_8772.html
August 1, 2007
DuPont says it has taken legal action against local companies in four countries that it alleges have infringed on its patents for non-ozone-depleting, hydrofluorocarbon-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/DuPont-Targets-Foreign-Firms-for-Refrigerants-Patent-Infringement_6735.html
August 1, 2007
Innospec and Ethyl say they have resolved all pending arbitration relating to alleged violations of their tetraethyl lead (TEL) sales and marketing contracts. The companies had swapped...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Innospec-and-Ethyl-Settle-TEL-Contract-Disputes_6694.html
July 31, 2007
French stock market regulator AMF (Paris) has fined Rhodia €750,000 ($1 million) on two counts of inaccurate financial reporting between 2001 and 2003. It also fined Jean-Pierre...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Market-Regulator-Fines-Rhodia_6687.html
July 31, 2007
EPA has released its list of 73 proposed substances it plans to test for potential to disrupt the endocrine system, which is associated with some neurological and developmental health...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/EPA-Releases-Candidates-for-Endocrine-Screening-List_6672.html
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