Parties Debate Validity Of Testimony In ‘Popcorn Lung’ Case Before 8th Circuit

(November 16, 2015, 9:38 AM EST) -- ST. LOUIS — The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on Oct. 22 in a case brought by a couple contending that exposure to diacetyl and pentanedione, the chemicals used to make artificial butter flavoring in popcorn, caused the husband to develop lung disease, with attorneys for each party debating the propriety of testimony and the judge’s jury instruction (David Stults, et al. v. International Flavors, Etc., et al., No. 14-3658, 8th Cir.).


David and Barbara Stults sued American Pop Corn Co.,...
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