OTTAWA Dec 7 The Supreme Court of Canada ruled
on Friday in favor of newsprint maker Abitibibowater Inc, which
now operates as Resolute Forest Products Inc , in
a case on liability for environmental cleanup costs in
The case centered on whether a company's duty to remove
environmental contamination is like a commercial debt or another
financial claim that can be reduced or eliminated when a company
goes through bankruptcy proceedings. Montreal-based
Abitibibowater was under bankruptcy protection from 2009-10.
Canada's top court decided in favor of Abitibibowater.
The case name is Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the
Province of Newfoundland and Labrador v Abitibibowater Inc. et
al (Que) (33797).