Flavor Maker Denies 'Popcorn Lung' Claims In 8th Circ.

Law360, New York (April 2, 2015, 6:03 PM EDT) -- International Flavors and Fragrances Inc. told the Eighth Circuit on Tuesday that evidence stricken from a couple’s case accusing the company of causing a man’s severe respiratory illness with butter flavoring for microwaveable popcorn didn’t unfairly affect the case’s outcome.

IFF and its subsidiary, Bush Boake Allen Inc., told the court that David and Barbara Stults should have moved for a mistrial or requested further relief if they were concerned that the jury was improperly swayed by stricken expert testimony concluding that David Stults had contracted bronchiolitis obliterans, sometimes called "popcorn lung," from rheumatoid arthritis and not from deeply inhaling the...

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Appellate - 8th Circuit

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4365 Personal Injury-Product Liability

Date Filed

November 25, 2014

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