Dow Decides To Settle Supreme Court Case For $835 Million After Scalia’s Death

Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to pay $835 million to settle an antitrust case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia reduced their chances of overturning a jury award.


According to Bloomberg:

Dow, the largest U.S. chemical maker by sales, said Friday the accord will resolve its challenges to a $1.06 billion award to purchasers of compounds for urethanes, chemicals used to make foam upholstery for furniture and plastic walls in refrigerators.
The Midland, Michigan-based company disputed a jury’s finding it had conspired with four other chemical makers to fix urethane prices and asked the Supreme Court to take the class-action case on appeal. Scalia, one of the court’s most conservative members, had voted to scale back the reach of such group suits.

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Source: Getty

So they kept this going because they had a “man” in the Supreme Court who could help them.

The United States is a capitalist country – we shouldn’t be surprised that corporations control literally everything.

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