Category Archives: Law

National group weighs in on W.Va. chemical lawsuit

2011-03-17 10:01:00 sify finance A national lobbying group for the chemical industry wants a federal judge in West Virginia to tread lightly in a lawsuit over a deadly chemical stored at a Bayer CropScience plant, arguing his rulings could have nationwide implications. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed Monday, the American Chemistry Council urges U.S. District […]

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UCC, Dow question govt ‘turnaround’ over relief

Express News Service Posted online: Tue Mar 01 2011, 05:06 hrs Indian Express Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) and Dow Chemicals issued official statements on Monday saying they were puzzled by the Government of India’s “abrupt turnaround” to challenge a “fair, final and irrevocable settlement” for $470 million arrived at in 1989. The statements from Houston […]

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Survivors welcome admission of curative petition by SC

By Pervez Bari, Bhopal: Representatives of five organizations of the survivors of the December 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy, the world’s worst industrial catastrophe, on Monday welcomed the admission of the curative petition for enhancement of compensation by the Supreme Court of India. However, holding the Government of India primarily responsible for the collusive settlement […]

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We believe Dow & DuPont must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.