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Company: Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
Current Parent CompanyAmerican Securities LLC
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Penalty: $5,250,000
Year: 2007
Date: August 22, 2007
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: To resolve a class action relating to emissions from its plant in Louisville, Kentucky, Hexion agreed to pay $1.25 million to class members and spend $4 million on improvements to its operations and the surrounding neighborhood.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Western District of Kentucky
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 3:06cv276
Case Name: Humphrey et al v. Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
Facility State: Kentucky
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: New York
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: privately held
Major Industry of Current Parent: private equity (including portfolio companies)
Specific Industry of Current Parent: private equity (including portfolio companies)
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