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Company: BASF Catalysts LLC
Current Parent CompanyBASF
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Penalty: $57,100,000
Year: 2021
Date: September 27, 2021
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: BASF Catalytics agreed to pay a total of $57.1 million for its involvement in a class action lawsuit in which it and its former law firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel were accused of hiding evidence in an effort to undermine lawsuits brought by individuals seeking compensation for asbestos-related injuries arising from exposure to Emtal industrial talc products. Cahill Gordon & Reindel paid an additional $42.6 million (see separate entry).
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: District of New Jersey
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 2:11-cv-01754
Case Name: Williams et al v. BASF Catalysts LLC et al
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
Facility State: New Jersey
HQ Country of Current Parent: Germany
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: chemicals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: chemicals
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