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Company: Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Penalty: $42,600,000
Year: 2020
Date: September 3, 2020
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: The law firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel agreed to pay a total of $42.6 million for its involvement in a class action lawsuit in which it and its former client BASF Catalytics 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. BASF paid an additional $57.1 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
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