Chemical Co. Accused Of Hiding Spill-Related Cancer Risks

Law360, New York (January 15, 2014, 5:48 PM EST) -- West Virginia businesses and residents who were left without water for several days after a coal-processing chemical spill lodged a putative class action Monday, accusing the chemical's manufacturer of concealing cancer risks.

Eastman Chemical Co. joins West Virginia American Water Corp. and Freedom Industries Inc. as a defendant in the suit seeking unspecified monetary damages and medical monitoring for those exposed to the chemical 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, also known as 4-MCHM. West Virginia American Water and Freedom Industries have been common targets in class actions related to...
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Case Information

Case Title

Good et al v. American Water Works Company, Inc. et al

Case Number



West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


John T. Copenhaver, Jr.

Date Filed

January 13, 2014

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