The impact of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death is already being felt in major business litigation with news Friday that Dow Chemical is settling an antitrust class-action lawsuit in part because the company lost a likely ally on the high court. Dow will reportedly settle the price-fixing class action suit involving 6 different chemicals for a whopping $835 million.

“With the untimely, unfortunate death of Justice Scalia, it leaves in question the current structure of the court,” Dow Chemical spokeswoman Rachelle Schikorra told WSJ. “With this changing landscape, the unknowns, we just decided to put this behind us.”

Source: Dow Chemical Says Scalia’s Death Doomed Class-Action Challenge – Law Blog – WSJ

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