Taft partner Robert A. Bilott was quoted in additional publications regarding yesterday's settlement in principle announcement. We look forward to working with DuPont to finalize this settlement and get these injured class members paid as quickly as possible.”
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Much of the biographical information about the Kiger family, including Darlene’s first marriage to a DuPont engineer who came home sick and called it the “Teflon flu,” also checks out. All rights reserved. DuPont said in a statement that it had stopped using C-8 in operations at the West Virginia plant more than a decade ago. (Reuters) - DuPont and Chemours Co have agreed to pay $671 million in cash to settle thousands of lawsuits involving a leak of a toxic chemical used to make Teflon, the companies said on Monday. The case is In re E.I. 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Bilott, who serves as co-lead counsel for the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee handling litigation against DuPont, has been in the spotlight since The New York Times Magazine dubbed him "The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare" in an article published on Jan. 6, 2016. PARKERSBURG — A $670.7 million settlement in principle has been reached resolving the C8 lawsuits pending against DuPont, officials announced on Monday. (Reuters) - DuPont and Chemours Co have agreed to pay $671 million in cash to settle thousands of lawsuits involving a leak of a toxic chemical used to make Teflon, the companies said on Monday. Today, DuPont publicly disclosed that it has reached a settlement in principle to resolve the C-8 personal injury multi-district litigation now pending in federal court in Columbus, Ohio for $670.7 million in cash. Copyright © 2020 Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. See here for a complete list of exchanges and delays. The company said it would pay half of the settlement, although liability for litigation connected with the chemical was passed onto it when DuPont spun it off in 2015. Three verdicts in the litigation totaled $19.7 million. “We look forward to working with DuPont to finalize this settlement and get these injured class members paid as quickly as possible,” plaintiffs’ lawyer Rob Bilott said in a statement. Today’s settlement in principle involves payment by DuPont of an additional $670.7 million to address the individual personal injury claims of approximately 3,500 class members who claim that the PFOA in their drinking water led to one or more of six diseases linked to the contamination of their drinking water with PFOA. The litigation arises from a 2001 class action lawsuit involving DuPont’s contamination of the drinking water supplies of approximately 70,000 people in West Virginia and Ohio with the toxic chemical PFOA (also known as C-8). Taft partner Robert A. Bilott was quoted in additional publications regarding yesterday's settlement in principle announcement. Taft attorney who took on DuPont talks upcoming movie. The panel concluded that there was a probable link with six illnesses: kidney and testicular cancer, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, pregnancy-induced hypertension and high cholesterol. On Feb. 13, DuPont publicly disclosed that it has reached a settlement in principle to resolve the C-8 personal injury, multi-district litigation now pending in federal court in Columbus, Ohio, for $670.7 million. In addition, Jefferies analyst Alexander Laurence said the liability was $300 million below Wall Street estimates, and DuPont shares rose 1 percent. Additional reporting by Erica Teichert in New York; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn. Bilott is a member of the firm's Environmental, Litigation and Product Liability and Personal Injury groups, where he represents a diverse range of clients on a wide variety of matters involving federal, state and local environmental laws and related litigation. 13-2433. DuPont convened a panel of scientists to determine whether any diseases were linked to C-8. Oct 24, 2019, 12:56pm EDT Updated Jan 20, 2020, 9:45am EST. The $671 million settlement is a broad agreement that encompasses those earlier verdicts and damages — one to be divided equally between DuPont and Chemours, which split from DuPont in … The entire settlement was approved and ratified by the Court on February 28, 2005. Class Action, Derivative and Multi-Party Litigation, Bilott To Present at American Water Works Association Virtual Webinar, Betz and Herceg Presented at IndyBar Webinar on TROs and Injunctions. Chemours General Counsel David Shelton called the settlement a “sound resolution.”. The company agreed not to challenge whether C-8 can cause the diseases. In addition to Bilott, the Taft legal team included David J. Butler, Mark T. Hayden, Timothy J. Hurley, John B. Nalbandian, and Kathleen J. Welch. Today, DuPont publicly disclosed that it has reached a settlement in principle to resolve the C-8 personal injury multi-district litigation now pending in federal court in Columbus, Ohio for $670.7 million in cash.
On behalf of the plaintiffs in the litigation, Robert A. Bilott of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, as one of the co-lead counsel for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, stated “This is a tremendously positive step toward resolving this litigation in a way that provides compensation for our injured clients without the need for additional, lengthy, and expensive trials. DuPont has been awarded the National Medal of Technology four times: first in 1990, for its invention of "high-performance man-made polymers such as nylon, neoprene rubber, "Teflon" fluorocarbon resin, and a wide spectrum of new fibers, films, and engineering plastics"; the second in 2002 "for policy and technology leadership in the phaseout and replacement of chlorofluorocarbons". Members of the class action lawsuit also sued DuPont individually, and the litigation was consolidated in federal court in Columbus, Ohio. The settlement comes as DuPont and Dow Chemical Co expect to close their $130 billion merger later this year. Shares of Chemours jumped 13 percent. Du Pont De Nemours and Company C-8 Personal Injury Litigation, U.S. District Court for Southern Ohio, No. On Feb. 13, DuPont publicly disclosed that it has reached a settlement in principle to resolve the C-8 personal injury, multi-district litigation now pending in federal court in Columbus, Ohio, for $670.7 million. Under a 2004 settlement of the class claims, DuPont already has paid or has committed to pay over $350 million for impacted community water filtration systems, class member blood and health data collection, class member health studies, and class member medical monitoring. By Andy Brownfield – Staff Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier . The ratified settlement provided for payment of $70 million for a health and education project for the benefit of class members. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Most recently, a jury last month ordered DuPont to pay a plaintiff $12.5 million, including $10.5 million in punitive damages. The company agreed in 2004 to fund medical monitoring programs and install new water treatment systems. In 2001, residents brought a class action against DuPont over C-8 exposure. It had used the chemical there since the early 1950s. The companies settled about 3,550 personal injury claims arising from the leak of perfluorooctanoic acid, which is also known as PFOA or C-8, from its plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The leak allegedly contaminated local water supplies and has been linked to six diseases, including testicular and kidney cancers.
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