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War of words: Asbestos-suit battle centers on ‘victims,’ ‘industry’ (access required)

Foster Wheeler LLC and the family of a man who allegedly died from exposure to the company’s asbestos-containing products are engaged in a war of words as the family’s lawsuit heads toward trial in federal court in Baltimore. Specifically, the ...

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Judge: Company cannot pin mesothelioma case on Bethlehem Steel (access required)

Foster Wheeler LLC cannot pin on Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point Shipyard the fatal disease a man allegedly contracted during his 30 years working at the Baltimore-area yard that used asbestos-containing products that Foster Wheeler supplied, a federal judge has ruled ...

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Bankruptcy judge approves RG Steel’s sale of Sparrows Point

WILMINGTON, Del. — A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware has approved the sale of assets of steelmaker RG Steel in Baltimore County and Ohio. The sale orders approved Wednesday by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey include the $72 million purchase ...

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Steelmaking at The Point: What went wrong (access required)

Barring a last-minute infusion of cash by bankers or owner Ira Rennert – or an improbable sale to a new company – RG Steel LLC and its flagship plant, Sparrows Point, seem fated for a sad ending. I make this ...

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Sparrows Point mill back on line (access required)

Employees of the RG Steel plant in Sparrows Point have returned to work earlier than expected after about 720 people were furloughed right before Christmas. “Everybody’s coming back,” said Chris MacLarion, vice president of United Steelworkers Local 9477, which represents ...

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Severstal liabilities narrowed

Severstal Sparrows Point LLC is not liable for pollution that occurred before the 2003 approval of Bethlehem Steel Corp.’s bankruptcy sale, but may be required to undertake a study of offshore pollution in the area, a federal judge has ruled. ...

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