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Sunday, August 18, 2019


Recent News About DuPont

  • Ill. court overturns $2.6M take-home asbestos verdict

    Turner SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - An Illinois appeals court has shot down a theory that held companies liable for a woman's asbestos-related death that was caused by fibers brought home on the clothes of her husband.

  • Del. SC shoots down take-home asbestos theory

    Steele DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) - Because DuPont had no "special relationship" with the wife of a former worker, it had no legal duty to protect her from asbestos carried home by her husband, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled.

  • Intermediary doctrine not appropriate in asbestos case, Tenn. SC says

    Lee KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) - A trial court erred in ruling that the seller of asbestos-containing products could not be held liable for a man's injuries if a jury found his employer knew the risks, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

  • Del. SC affirms ruling for school district

    Ridgely DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) -- The Delaware Supreme Court last month affirmed a lower court's ruling in favor of a school district after a woman fell on the school's parking lot.

  • With McConnell confirmed, records request remains

    McConnell PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - The fight to reveal the details of DuPont's settlement with the state of Rhode Island will go on but will have to have a different objective now that attorney Jack McConnell has been confirmed as a federal judge.

  • Settlement approved in DuPont case

    CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Harrison County Circuit Judge Thomas A. Bedell has approved a $70 million settlement in a case involving DuPont and its alleged contamination of a West Virginia community.

  • U.S. SC mulling Calif. contingency fee suit

    George WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court is deciding whether to hear the appeal of a paint company upset that it has been sued by private lawyers representing public entities.

  • W.Va. DuPont case remanded

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has remanded the lawsuit of 15 West Virginia families who say their illnesses are the result of a former DuPont plant to Harrison County Circuit Court.

  • DuPont offers $70M settlement in smelter case

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) -- DuPont is offering to pay $70 million to settle a toxic exposure case in Harrison County involving a DuPont smelter.

  • DuPont wants handwritten documents from 8,500 plaintiffs

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The chemical giant DuPont now wants the 8,500 people who brought a pollution case against the company to provide it with handwritten documents.

  • New trial scheduled in once-$381M case

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A West Virginia circuit court judge has ruled that the retrial of part of a case involving the alleged contamination of a Harrison County community by DuPont will start in March.

  • Third Circuit won't make Del. SC's mind up for it

    Rendell PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court has decided not to predict whether the Delaware Supreme Court would recognize medical monitoring claims as valid, overturning a lower court decision that said it would.

  • Contingency fees OK for public suits, Calif. SC decides

    George SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court has decided its stance on contingency fee agreements between public entities and private attorneys should be loosened.

  • Punitives will stay cut in W.Va. class action

    CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiffs in a once-$381 million class action lawsuit against DuPont have accepted the West Virginia Supreme Court's decision to reduce the award by nearly $100 million.

  • Group seeks help getting records from McConnell settlement

    McConnell PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - A Rhode Island group wants the details of the state's lead paint settlement with DuPont that was negotiated by attorney Jack McConnell, currently being considered for a federal judgeship by the U.S. Senate.

  • W.Va. SC stays with original opinion in DuPont case

    Chief Justice Robin Davis CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Supreme Court will not second-guess its stance on punitive damages in a once-$381 million case against DuPont.

  • W.Va. justices to reconsider DuPont verdict

    Chief Justice Robin Davis CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court are holding a rehearing conference Wednesday to discuss their rulings in a once-$381 million verdict against DuPont.

  • DuPont asks for rehearing of punitives issue

    Hill CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - DuPont has asked the West Virginia Supreme Court for a rehearing of the once-$381 million case against it.

  • The incentives of a class action

    Hill CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - When Harrison County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Bedell asked for any objections to $127 million being paid to attorneys in a class action lawsuit against DuPont during a 2008 hearing, no class member in attendance responded.

  • Attorney responds to Justice Ketchum's medical monitoring dissent

    Hill CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum's forceful dissent in a $381 million case wasn't a total shock to Charleston attorney Ed Hill.