By David E. Dukes, James K. Lehman, Michael W. Hogue, and Jason Sprenkle, attorneys with the South Carolina law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP. Foreward by The Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Introduction by Thomas Y. Allman, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, BASF Corporation.