Judge Rejects Mediation Offer In Bhopal Case

Law360, New York (February 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has declined a well-known attorney’s offer to mediate a prolonged suit in which thousands of people from Bhopal, India, claim they were harmed by drinking water polluted by a Union Carbide Corp. pesticide plant.

U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday signed an order denying Kenneth R. Feinberg’s application to mediate the dispute.

Feinberg, a well-known expert in mediation and alternative dispute resolution who oversaw the federal compensation fund for...
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