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April 17, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ashland Settles Environmental Suit: Ashland Inc. agreed to a $1.1-million settlement of a lawsuit filed by As You Sow, a Northern California-based environmental group. The suit, filed in January 1995 in Superior Court in San Francisco, charged Ashland's Dublin, Ohio-based Ashland Chemical Co.
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March 29, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Orin E. Atkins, 82, who helped turn what is now Ashland Inc. into one of the nation's largest independent oil companies, died Friday at St. Paul University Hospital in Dallas. He had pneumonia. Ashland Oil founder Paul G. Blazer once referred to Atkins as "one of the most capable, aggressive young lawyers" he knew, and in 1965, his 40-year-old protege took over the Kentucky-based refining company.
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March 29, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Orin E. Atkins, 82, who helped turn what is now Ashland Inc. into one of the nation's largest independent oil companies, died Friday at St. Paul University Hospital in Dallas. He had pneumonia. Ashland Oil founder Paul G. Blazer once referred to Atkins as "one of the most capable, aggressive young lawyers" he knew, and in 1965, his 40-year-old protege took over the Kentucky-based refining company.
BUSINESS
April 17, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ashland Settles Environmental Suit: Ashland Inc. agreed to a $1.1-million settlement of a lawsuit filed by As You Sow, a Northern California-based environmental group. The suit, filed in January 1995 in Superior Court in San Francisco, charged Ashland's Dublin, Ohio-based Ashland Chemical Co.
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July 21, 1998
Real estate mogul Donald Trump lost a key battle to expand his Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino when a New Jersey judge dismissed state eminent domain cases against three Atlantic City, N.J., property owners. * General Electric Co. combined its power-controls and electric-motor businesses to improve distribution and named Lloyd Trotter, head of the controls operations, to run the new unit. * Ashland Inc.
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October 9, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Ashland Inc. settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it misled consumers with ads touting the protection provided by the company's Valvoline TM8 engine treatment. The Russell, Ky.-based company agreed to limit advertising claims about the oil additive's ability to reduce engine-part wear. The settlement does not include a fine or an admission of wrongdoing. In July, Quaker State Corp.
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October 31, 1986 | Associated Press
The Coast Guard searched the Ohio River on Thursday for two men reported missing after a barge exploded at an Ashland Oil Inc. dock where they had been installing a fire control system. The cause of the blast was under investigation.
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December 21, 2004 | From Associated Press
An impending tax ruling threatened to unravel a $3-billion deal in which Marathon Oil Corp. would consolidate ownership in Marathon Ashland Petroleum by buying Ashland Inc.'s interest. Ashland, which owns 38% of the gasoline refiner and marketer, said it feared that the ruling from the Internal Revenue Service could leave it with an unknown amount of tax liability for gains from the transaction. Ashland shares fell $1.03 a share to $56.67, and Houston-based Marathon fell 21 cents to $37.
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June 1, 1990 | Associated Press
Ashland Oil Inc. has been ordered to pay $10.3 million to four neighbors of its Catlettsburg, Ky., refinery who said emissions from the plant had hurt their health and damaged their property. Residents of Ceredo and Kenova, W. Va., and Catlettsburg, Ky., sued in state court after finding a caustic white substance on their cars and homes. The substance was not easily removed and damaged their property, they alleged.
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