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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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          Australian Competition and Consumer Commission loses appeal against Kimberly-Clark ruling on 'flushability' of wipes

          Australia's consumer watchdog has lost its appeal over a ruling that Kimberly-Clark had not misled customers when it said its wipes were flushable.

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          Idled Northern Pulp mill in Nova Scotia seeking protection from creditors

          An idled Nova Scotia pulp mill says it has received an "initial order" giving it protection from its creditors as it attempts to restructure its finances and affairs.

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          International Paper Co. investigating after noose found at Escambia County, Florida mill

          International Paper is responding and has launched an investigation after a supposed noose was found at their Cantonment mill.

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          Indonesian court jails indigenous farmer in conflict with APP

          Activists have condemned the conviction and jailing of an indigenous farmer in Sumatra whose community is embroiled in a long-standing land dispute with paper giant Asia Pulp & Paper (APP).

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          Man burned in accident sues Graphic Packaging mill for $15 million; lawsuit alleges safety precautions not followed

          A man who alleges he suffered severe burns and permanent disfigurement while working at the Graphic Packaging mill in Queen City, Texas, in January 2019 is suing the company in a Texarkana federal court.

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          Maryland lawsuit against paper mill owner Verso raises to the federal level

          A federal lawsuit is putting pressure on Verso, the owner of a former paper mill in western Maryland, alleging that toxic waste coming from the site of the old paper mill is polluting the Potomac River.

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          Green Box fraud convict Van Den Heuvel loses bid for early release over COVID-19 worries

          Van Den Heuvel was convicted in U.S. District Court in Green Bay of fraudulently soliciting loans and investments to pursue his business, Green Box, which he represented as an operation that would convert solid waste into consumer products and energy.

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