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2nd Circuit Dismisses Creosote Injury Case Brought Against Chemical Company

(April 20, 2017, 1:27 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — A panel of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 20 ruled that it lacked jurisdiction to decide a case in which a group of residents sued Tronox Inc. contending that they had been harmed as a result of exposure to wood treated with creosote at the company’s plant in Pennsylvania (Avoca Plaintiffs v. Kerr-McGee Corporation; In Re: Tronox Inc., No. 16-343, 2nd Cir.).

(Opinion available.  Document #15-170502-006Z.)

In the two-page opinion, the panel — comprising Circuit Judges Amalya L. Kearse,...
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