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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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US Court rules in favour of Union Carbide but Indian Courts Beckon for Dow.

Judge Keenan, in the New York Southern District Court has ruled in favour of the defendant, the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), finding that the company could not be sued for ongoing contamination from the chemical plant. The action seeks relief and medical monitoring for the contamination in Bhopal caused by the indiscriminate dumping of toxic […]

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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.