US Joins Tronox Suit Against Former Parent

Law360, New York (May 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. government has accused Kerr-McGee Corp. and its successor Anadarko Petroleum Corp. of fraudulently avoiding hundreds of millions in environmental liabilities by dumping them on Tronox Inc. before spinning it off in 2006, joining a lawsuit Tronox filed earlier this month.

The U.S. Department of Justice, acting at the request of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, filed an intervenor complaint in Tronox's suit against Kerr-McGee and Anadarko on Thursday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, where Tronox has been...
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