According to a news source, the plaintiffs and defendants in litigation over  a respiratory condition allegedly caused by the daily consumption of microwave popcorn containing the butter-flavoring compound diacetyl havesettled the claims following a court’s reduction of the jury’s $7-million verdict to $5.78 million, including fees and costs. Watson v. Dillon Cos., Inc., No. 08-91 (U.S. Dist. Ct., D. Colo.). Additional details about the litigation appear in Issue 497 of this Update. Plaintiffs’ counsel Ken McClain reportedly indicated that the settlement terms were confidential. See Law360, February 24, 2014.