BAT Unit Urges Top UK Court To Revive Pollution Liability Suit

Law360, London (May 4, 2021, 5:55 PM BST) -- A subsidiary of British American Tobacco told the U.K. Supreme Court on Tuesday that a French paper company's decision to pay out €443 million ($532 million) in dividends despite owing the tobacco giant for an expensive environmental cleanup violated its legal duties.

A unit of British American Tobacco told the U.K. Supreme Court that a French firm's decision to pay out €443 million in dividends despite owing it for an expensive environmental cleanup violated its legal duties. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Andrew Thompson QC, counsel for BTI 2014 LLC, urged the Supreme Court at a hearing Tuesday to overturn a February 2019 ruling...

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