Monthly Archives: April 2014

BOOTH LLP WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR ITS CLIENT

Jason Booth, Emily Atherton, and Steven Diaz obtained summary judgment for the firm’s client, a product supplier, thereby eliminating a multi-million dollar claim for personal injury brought by a factory worker who allegedly contracted bronchiolitis obliterans and required a double lung transplant.  The plaintiff claimed to have contracted the illness as a result of breathing in a butter flavoring chemical, diacetyl, for many years at his place of employment.  Workers around the country have developed the debilitating and potentially fatal lung disease, also known as “popcorn workers lung,” and other respiratory illnesses from exposure to diacetyl, a component of artificial butter flavor used in microwave popcorn and many other food products. The judgment was granted after the defendants demonstrated that the claim was barred by the statute of limitations.