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DuPont settles for $50 million with U.S., Virginia after alleged environmental damage

HARRISBURG, Va. (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice, the Department of the Interior and the Commonwealth of Virginia announced Dec. 15 a proposed settlement with DuPont valued at an estimated $50 million.

Former lead paint manufacturers file replies to Calif. appeals court, argue plaintiffs are ‘telling stories’

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - A group of former lead paint manufacturers filed replies with a California appeals court last week, again arguing that a judge’s decision holding them liable for the lead paint in millions of homes in California is bunk.

DuPont says plaintiffs' claims in price-fixing class action have 'fundamental defects'

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - DuPont has again asked a federal judge to dismiss a paint price-fixing class action lawsuit against it after claiming the plaintiffs failed to close claim gaps in their second amended complaint.

American farmers and ag businesses adopt Chinese position in corn suits

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – American farmers and agricultural businesses claim an American pesticide contaminates corn, and for proof they plead that Chinese communists say so.

Turbine manufacturer proved removal of asbestos case was proper, federal judge rules

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana federal judge has denied an asbestos claimant’s motion to remand, ruling that the defendant sufficiently proved it was acting according to the government’s specifications.

Former lead paint manufacturers file briefs to Calif. appeals court

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - A group of former lead paint manufacturers are appealing a judge’s decision holding them liable for the lead paint in millions of homes in California, saying in briefs this week that the ruling was “improper” and a $1.15 billion remedy “erroneous.”

Department of Justice, EPA settle with DuPont

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Law school, DuPont sponsoring IP seminar

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - DuPont and Widener University School of Law are sponsoring a daylong seminar in September that will feature discussions on patent litigation, non-practicing entities and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Del. SC grants new trial for asbestos defendant after $2.9M verdict

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Supreme Court has found in favor of a talc manufacturer in an asbestos case, concluding that the lower court erred when it failed to grant a new trial after witnesses made derogatory statements during testimony.

Beaumont attorneys show financial support for local judge up for re-election

BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Beaumont plaintiffs attorneys are donating thousands of dollars to the re-election campaign of one the local judges who routinely presides over their civil lawsuits.

Delaware Supreme Court declines jurisdiction over Argentine nationals' asbestos cases

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Del. SC reverses decision in asbestosis case, gives lawsuit new life

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More than 100 companies, business associations say they're against possible expansion of CBM program

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- Last week, a group of more than 100 companies and business associations urged federal lawmakers to reject efforts to expand the Transitional Program for Covered Business Patents, also known as the CBM program.

Beaumont asbestos law firms donate $45K to judge

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Housing and real estate group says Calif. judge's final decision in lead paint case will hurt home values

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) -- A Los Angeles County-based housing and real estate group says last week's decision against a group of former lead paint manufacturers, raising the cost of a required abatement fund by $50 million, will send California home values "in a freefall."

Calif. judge increases cost of lead paint abatement fund by $50 million

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - A California judge issued his final statement of decision against a group of former lead paint manufacturers Tuesday, raising the cost of a required abatement fund by $50 million.

Law school dean weighs in on Calif. lead paint ruling

BRISTOL, R.I. (Legal Newsline) -- A law school dean and expert in class-action lawsuits and mass torts said Tuesday he wouldn't be surprised if a $1.1 billion ruling against one-time paint and pigment manufacturers isn't upheld at the next level.

Update: NL, ConAgra, Sherwin-Williams to file objections to Calif. judge's lead paint ruling

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- A spokeswoman for NL Industries, ConAgra Grocery Products and The Sherwin-Williams Company says the companies will file objections with the California judge who, on Monday, ordered them to pay $1.1 billion to replace or maintain lead paint in millions of homes.

Calif. judge says NL, ConAgra, Sherwin Williams must pay $1.1 billion in lead paint case

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - A California judge on Monday ordered NL Industries, ConAgra and Sherwin Williams to pay $1.1 billion to replace or maintain lead paint in millions of homes.

Phila. judge affirms $2.3 million plaintiff's verdict in asbestos wrongful death case

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) -- A trial court judge recently upheld a $2.3 million plaintiff's verdict in an asbestos mass tort case out of Philadelphia, disputing defense assertions that the defendants were entitled to a new trial because the plaintiff's case for causation failed as a matter of law.