Ohio Court Affirms Dismissal Of Popcorn Lung Suit

Law360, New York (September 29, 2009, 6:26 PM EDT) -- An Ohio appeals court has upheld the dismissal of toxic tort claims against Citrus and Allied Essences Ltd. and Polarome International Inc. in a workplace exposure case over the butter-flavoring chemical diacetyl.

The Ohio First District Court of Appeals on Friday upheld summary judgment for the two chemical suppliers in a case brought by two workers who alleged exposure to the chemical in the workplace caused their lung disease.

Plaintiffs Robin Doane and Joey Wallace worked with the chemical while employees of Givaudan Flavors Corp., a...
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