Tronox Says Ex-Kerr-McGee General Counsel Knew Of Fraud

Law360, New York (May 17, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT) -- On the third trial day of Tronox Inc.'s $25 billion suit alleging former parent Kerr-McGee Corp.'s 2006 spinoff doomed the pigment maker, Tronox's attorney sought Thursday to demonstrate that an ex-Kerr-McGee in-house attorney was aware of a fraudulent plan to avoid environmental liabilities.

In a hearing before U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan L. Gropper, Andrew A. Kassof of Kirkland & Ellis LLP questioned Roger Addison, former in-house counsel at Kerr-McGee and later at the subsidiary, about the developments that allegedly led to Tronox's 2009 Chapter 11 filing....
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