The Evolution Of Diacetyl-Related Litigation: Part 2

Law360, New York (August 19, 2016, 11:57 AM EDT) -- Sherry A. Knutson

Jennifer Steinmetz For over a decade, plaintiffs' attorneys have targeted the flavoring chemical diacetyl in a series of national lawsuits which started when respiratory disease was discovered in nine workers at a Missouri microwave popcorn processing plant back in 2000. In recent years, however, plaintiffs have started to shift their focus to new industries and alternative chemicals. This is the second in a two-part series. Part 1 looked at the history of diacetyl litigation, along with some new players to the game. Part 2 will focus on the growing industry of e-cigarettes and how the liquids used with...

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