Monday, May 03, 2004

Second Popcorn Lung Suit Settled

Lawyers in the second popcorn lung case announced that a settlement was reached just before the jury announced its verdict. International Flavors and Fragrance Inc. and its subsidiary, Bush Boake Allen Inc. was being sued by Linda Redman, who will need a lung transplant due to exposures to diacetyl at Jasper Popcorn Co. and Glister Mary-Lee Corp., which bought the popcorn factory in 1999. In March, a jury awarded Eric Peoples, another worker at the factory, $20 million for the damage caused to his lungs.

No details were disclosed concerning the settlement.