Arkema Fully Cleared In Criminal Emissions Trial

Law360 (October 1, 2020, 10:56 AM EDT) -- A Texas state judge on Thursday threw out remaining criminal charges against Arkema Inc. and the former manager of a plant accused of recklessly releasing toxic chemicals during Hurricane Harvey, cutting short a trial and finding that no evidence in the record supported the felony charges.

A Texas state judge on Thursday cleared Arkema and a former plant manager of criminal charges they recklessly released chemicals during Hurricane Harvey. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Jurors who waited six months for the criminal trial to resume against Arkema and its executives never got to deliberate, after Judge Belinda Hill — who on...

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