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(Finland) European Commission has approved the sale of M-real's Reflex mill to Arjowiggins with the condition that Arjowiggins divests the Reflex carbonless and digital imaging businesses to a third party within 180 days time...
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(USA) KapStone Paper and Packaging has reported that KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation ("KapStone") was notified on May 5, 2008 by the Federal Trade Commission that early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976...
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(USA) Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) has announced the early termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino review process of the company's sale of its Containerboard Packaging and Recycling business to International Paper (NYSE:IP) for $6 billion in cash...
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(USA) The U.S. Department of Justice has concluded its Hart-Scott-Rodino review of International Paper's (NYSE: IP) announced acquisition of Weyerhaeuser's containerboard packaging and recycling business. Regulatory reviews in several other countries are ongoing...
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(USA) Before beginning his shift on the kiln monitor at the Weyerhaeuser Company, Larry Trotter filled out his time card before he started working. He was fired when he left early without correcting the time sheet. But Trotter claims the termination was really an act of retaliation...
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(Finland) Stora claims UPM threatened to sack employees making adverse statements.
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(USA) A Jefferson County paper company is facing lawsuits for nearly $290,000 in alleged debts. The former Halltown Paperboard Co., now known as the Ox Paperboard Co., allegedly owes three separate companies several thousand dollars in unpaid bills for purchased paper products and other services.
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(Belgium) The European Commission said the deadline for its in-depth inquiry into French carbonless and fine paper producer Arjowiggins' proposed acquisition of peer M-real Zanders' Reflex mill in Duren, Germany has been extended to May 23 from April 28.
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(USA) Marcal Paper Mills Inc. is facing a slew of objections to its proposed sale next week to lender NexBank SSB at a bankruptcy court auction...
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(Russia) Russia's environmental watchdog has raised the sum of a lawsuit against the Baikal pulp mill from $19.2 million to $129.3 million.
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(USA/Norway) In June 2004, Norske Skogindustrier ASA and Norske Skog USA Inc ("Norske Skog") was named as a defendant in 34 class action antitrust suits in federal courts, in a few state cases and in an individual federal case brought in the United States...
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(Europe) All cigarettes sold in Europe will soon have to be made with fire-retardant paper that slows burning and extinguishes the cigarette if it is left unattended, European Union officials said...
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(North America) Antitrust regulators have approved NewPage Holding Corp.'s $2.1 billion purchase of eight paper mills from Finnish paper giant Stora Enso Oyj.
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(Canada) Domtar won a multi-million dollar judgment by the Supreme Court of Canada in a claim against ABB Inc. and Alstom Canada Inc. In a unanimous decision rendered on November 22, 2007 the Court ordered ABB Inc. and Alstom Canada Inc. to pay Domtar approximately C$ 38.7 million in damages...
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(Canada) Pope & Talbot, which is under court protection from its creditors, had its case moved from Ontario to British Columbia on Monday after a request by the B.C. government.
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(Australia) Gunns, the company behind a planned $1.7 billion pulp mill in northern Tasmania could be hit with a $2 billion class action...
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(USA/Finland) UPM, named as a defendant in multiple class-action lawsuits raised against magazine paper and labelstock manufacturers in the United States, has now agreed to settle the class-action lawsuits raised by direct purchasers of magazine paper and labelstock.
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(USA/Canada) The complaint alleges that the acquisition would substantially reduce competition for the production, distribution, and sale of newsprint in the United States. Specifically, the Complaint alleges that the merger would enhance the merged firm's ability and incentive to reduce their...
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(Australia) AMCOR has made sensational new allegations against a few of the five former executives whose resignations in 2004 triggered raids on their homes and offices and led ultimately to the packaging company alerting authorities about its involvement in a cartel with rival Visy...
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(UK/Finland) Antalis International, a subsidiary of Sequana Capital won conditional permission from the European Commission on Wednesday to buy Map Merchant Group for 382 million euros ($543 million). Map is a unit of fine paper maker M-real of Finland.
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