Tronox To Settle Texarkana Toxic Tort

Law360, New York (January 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Tronox Inc. and five plaintiffs have agreed in principle to settle a personal injury case over health problems allegedly stemming from chemical contamination on a site in Texas where Tronox's corporate predecessors, including Kerr-McGee Chemical LLC, treated wood for more than a century.

The two sides reached an agreement Friday, one day after Tronox filed its motion to dismiss for failure to designate expert witnesses in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

The deadline for the plaintiffs to produce reports and disclose...
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