Lyondell Workers Urge Court To Hear $10M Racism Suit

Law360, New York (June 20, 2011, 6:05 PM EDT) -- Two African-American employees of a Lyondell Chemical Co. affiliate asked a New York bankruptcy judge Friday to allow their $10 million discrimination claims against Lyondell to proceed even though they missed several key deadlines.

Scotty Miller and Frederick Royster filed proofs of claim in March 2010, eight months after the deadline to do so. Lyondell, which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April, has fought the claims on the grounds that they were filed late.

Miller and Royster allege that, as employees of Bassell USA Inc.,...
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