Dow Chemicals admits in its 2008 annual report that present and future liabilities associated with asbestos cases against Union Carbide are expected at $2.2 billion. It takes on the burden of the Union Carbide liability on its books, even as it refuses to accept the same in the case of Union Carbide in India.

Dow Chairman Andrew Liveris writes to India

Abhishekh Singhvi, counsel for Dow in the Madhya Pradesh High Court case and Congress party spokesperson gives an ex-parte opinion to the Prime Minister