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Gorham paper mill files for bankruptcy

Gorham Paper & Tissue has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

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Aid package that saved N.S. paper mill goes before trade tribunal

Resolute Forest Products is seeking $100 million in damages from Canada, alleging $124 million in assistance from Nova Scotia's then-NDP government in 2012 transformed a failed operation into a market leader at Resolute's expense.

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City of Kalamazoo, Mich. reaches $5.4 million settlement with Georgia-Pacific and 3M over PFAS contamination

The Kalamazoo City Commission has voted to accept a $5.4 million settlement with Georgia-Pacific and 3M over PFAS contamination in the City of Parchment and Cooper Township.

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Claims about nooses, racial slurs and swastikas spark lawsuit against Sacramento PCA site

A federal agency filed suit against a packaging manufacturer at McClellan Park for allegedly tolerating virulent racial taunts against two Black employees who were so distraught by the discrimination that they ultimately left their jobs.

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Irving Pulp and Paper Mills Receive New Property Tax Assessments from Service New Brunswick

Turner Drake and Partners, Ltd. (property tax experts) recently reviewed all Eastern Canadian pulp and paper mill property taxes and confirmed that our New Brunswick mills were in the top quartile for taxes paid.

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Resolute's attempt to obtain confidential info from Port Hawkesbury Paper rejected

Nova Scotia regulators have rejected an attempt by Resolute Forest Products to obtain confidential business information from its paper-making rival, Port Hawkesbury Paper.

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USW backs thermal paper antidumping petitions filed by Domtar, Appvion

The petitions, filed by Domtar and Appvion, call for antidumping duties to be imposed on imports from Germany, Japan, Korea and Spain.

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Employment Insurance Changes Welcome, but Must Be Made Permanent - Steelworkers

The United Steelworkers (USW), representing more than 14,000 workers in the forestry sector, are welcoming recent changes to Employment Insurance (EI) that will make it easier for workers to access benefits - at least in the short term.

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The Forest Practices Board to audit BCTS operations on northern Vancouver Island, Canada

This BCTS program is one of two chosen randomly for audit this year from among all the BCTS programs in the province.

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Northern Pulp receives new funding to pay employees more severance, retiree benefits

Northern Pulp's parent company, Paper Excellence, received approval from the British Columbia Supreme Court to loan money to the Nova Scotia pulp mill so that remaining severance, salary continuation and retiree benefits can be paid to affected workers.

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Norske Skog paper mill fined $1 million over workers' deaths

Benjamin William Pascall and Lyndon Michael Quinlivan died after being exposed to the gas on May 24, 2018 at the Ettamogah mill, near Albury, and operated by Norske Skog Paper Mills (Australia) Limited.

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Lawsuit claims Michigan's Graphic Packaging paper mill is stinking out its neighbors

A major national packaging company is accused of failing to control noxious odors and dust around one of its Michigan paper mills in a new class action lawsuit.

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Port Hawkesbury Paper pre-trial conference date set

Port Hawkesbury Paper, located in Point Tupper, is charged with three violations of the regulations that were alleged to have occurred between January and March 2019.

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Province supports Northern Pulp's plan to pay severance

Paper Excellence is offering a $6.2 million loan to its subsidiary, which is designated to cover its obligations to laid off unionized, non-unionized and retired employees.

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RRD Extends Existing Stockholder Rights ('Poison Pill') Plan

R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) announced that its Board of Directors has approved an amendment of the Company's stockholder rights plan to extend the final expiration date under the Rights Plan to August 28, 2021. The Rights Plan had been scheduled to expire on August 28, 2020.

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LSC Granted a Week's Extension in Auction Process

This is the second extension LSC has been granted since it received court approval in early June to explore the sale of its assets. The printer filed Chapter 11 on April 13.

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U.S. imposed unfair tariffs on Canadian lumber, WTO rules

The World Trade Organization has sided with Canada in a decades-old dispute with the U.S. over lumber imports, ruling the Trump administration incorrectly claimed in 2017 that Canada was improperly subsidizing production.

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British Columbia judge approves Northern Pulp loan

British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Shelley Fitzpatrick approved the terms of a $50-million loan to the beleaguered Pictou County mill from parent Paper Excellence Canada and Pacific Harbour North American Resources Ltd. Her ruling allows Northern Pulp to take an initial payment of $15 million to keep it afloat until the end of the year.

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Settlement With DuPont Likely on PFAS Liability, Chemours Says

The Chemours Co. and DuPont likely will reach a settlement in a lawsuit where Chemours claims its former parent saddled it with millions of dollars to clean up per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in the environment, the company's chief executive officer said.

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Eighth Circuit Cools Off Antitrust Claims Based on Alleged Patent Fraud

The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment dismissing antitrust and tortious interference claims based on fraudulent procurement of patents where the plaintiff failed to show a knowing and willful intent to deceive the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Inline Packaging, LLC v. Graphic Packaging International, LLC, Case No. 18-3167 (8th Cir. June 18, 2020) (Smith, J.).

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Verso Corporation to Hold Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Verso Corporation announced that due to the public health impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to protect the health and well-being of its employees, stockholders and the broader community, Verso will hold its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders in a virtual meeting format only, via live audio webcast.

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Verso Settles Class Suit Over Benefits for Paper Mill Retirees

Paper maker Verso Corp. will provide death benefits of $2,750 to each of 155 union retirees of a now-shuttered paper mill in Wickliffe, Ky., ending a proposed class action filed in the Southern District of Ohio.

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Grand Rapids UPM paper mill fined in death of former NHLer Scot Kleinendorst

The paper mill in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, was fined $25,000 following a federal investigation into the December incident that led to the death of former professional hockey player Scot Kleinendorst.

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Ex-Appvion officers, directors win dismissal of fraud suit

More than 30 former officers and directors of bankrupt paper company Appvion Inc have won dismissal of a lawsuit by a company employee benefit plan accusing them of inflating the value of its stock.

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Weyerhaeuser fined for worker injury in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan

Weyerhaeuser will pay a $182,000 fine stemming from a 2017 incident at their Hudson Bay operations when a worker was seriously injured by a forklift.

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