Popcorn Lawsuit Settled

1 decade 2 years 3 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
The settlement was announced yesterday by a lawyer for 15 people whose lawsuits were awaiting trial in Jasper County. They had claimed the product caused a disease that obstructs the lungs. The agreements were reached with New York-based Internationl Flavors and Fragrances. Terms were not disclosed, and the company had no comment. Jasper Popcorn Company and owner Glister-Mary Lee Corporation were not defendants in the lawsuits. Plaintiff attorney Ken McClain says none of the workers have died, but several remain close to needing lung transplants. The latest agreements do not affect jury verdicts awarding $53 million to four other workers.

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