Tag Archives: EarthRights International

Brief History of the Three Class Actions

The first of the class action suits was Bano v. Union Carbide – Filed in 1999 and referred to as “Bano” the claim sought a comprehensive clean-up of the contaminated site and the properties around the factory, as well as compensation and medical monitoring for those poisoned by Carbide’s chemical waste. On August 28, 2000, […]

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Sahu II

Sahu II On 24th May, 2016, the New York federal appeals court found that Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) could not be sued for the ongoing pollution of drinking water caused by toxic waste dumped in and around the abandoned Union Carbide factory in Bhopal. Judgement 24/05/2016: CLICK “We disagree with the Court’s interpretation of the […]

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The Dow Chemical Company’s Bhopal Related Legal Liabilities

The Dow Chemical Company’s Bhopal Related Legal Liabilities The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) claims that all legal matters concerning the Bhopal disaster are closed. This is simply not true. Dow is summoned to appear in a number of ongoing cases arising from Union Carbide’s business in Bhopal: Dow is a named respondent in a forthcoming […]

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We believe Dow 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.