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The chemicals giant is settling a lawsuit predicting that the supreme court make-up won't be as business friendly in the near future. - 

The Senate will do what it wants with the vacancy on the Supreme Court, but businesses have bottom lines to worry about.

Dow Chemical said today it's going to pay $835 million to settle an anti-trust case that's pending before the court because of and this is a quote "growing political uncertainties due to recent events with the Supreme Court and increased likelihood for unfavorable outcomes for business involved in class-action suits."

They spent almost a billion because a 4-4 court without Scalia, in other words, would be less company-friendly.

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