Chemtura Fights Proposed Diacetyl Tort Committee

Law360, New York (May 12, 2010, 3:55 PM EDT) -- Bankrupt Chemtura Corp. has asked the U.S. trustee overseeing its Chapter 11 proceedings not to allow employees with diacetyl personal injury claims to form a separate committee.

Chemtura filed an objection Tuesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York arguing that forming a distinct committee consisting solely of diacetyl claimants was unnecessary.

There are at least 14 pending actions from Chemtura workers who allege they developed bronchiolitis obliterans, a rare lung disease, after inhaling diacetyl, a flavoring chemical, on the job....
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