Indian Court To Hear Bid For $1.7B In Bhopal Payments

Law360, New York (February 28, 2011, 7:58 PM EST) -- The Supreme Court of India will hear petitions from the Indian government seeking an additional $1.7 billion from Union Carbide Co. for the victims of a 1984 gas leak at a plant in Bhopal, according to a notice sent to the company Monday.

Union Carbide has already paid $470 million to the Bhopal victims as part of a settlement reached in 1989, but the Indian government says that the figure should be reconsidered in light of inflation and other factors.

In notices sent to Union Carbide...
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