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Saturday, September 21, 2019


Recent News About DuPont

  • 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.

  • Arguments set for contingency fee dispute in California

    SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in a group of paint companies' challenge of the contingency fee contracts entered into by the lawyers and governments suing it.

  • West Virginia should be wary of plaintiffs lawyers, SC justice warns

    Ketchum CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum recently wrote that the plaintiffs lawyers in a $381 million case against DuPont will harm the state's economy if a medical monitoring law is not abolished or revised.

  • DuPont wins new trial in W. Va. environmental case

    CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline)- The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia on Friday reduced the punitive damages award won by residents of Spelter in a pollution class action lawsuit against DuPont Co.

  • Del. SC's stance on medical monitoring debated

    PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - A brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit says the Delaware Supreme Court would not recognize a claim for medical monitoring.

  • Mass. Super Fund site to be cleaned up following agreement‏

    Martha Coakley (D) BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Forty-nine parties have agreed to a settlement with Attorney General Martha Coakley and several government agencies to clean up the Tewksbury, Mass., Sutton Brook Disposal Area Superfund Site.

  • Jefferson County cases keep Texas on Judicial Hellhole 'Watch List'

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - When a Jefferson County, Texas, judge granted a losing plaintiff a new trial "do-over" without giving his reason, it was enough to keep the watchful eyes of tort reformers focused on Southeast Texas for another year.

  • W.Va. drops from top spot in 'Judicial Hellholes' report

    Manchin WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The American Tort Reform Foundation was less critical of West Virginia's legal system this year, but still ranked it as the No. 2 Judicial Hellhole in the country in their annual report Tuesday.

  • O'Connor leads push against judicial elections

    Sandra Day O'Connor DENVER (Legal Newsline)- Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is leading the push against the election of judges, saying the process taints jurists who depend on political contributions to keep their places on the bench.

  • Paper explores medical monitoring in Illinois

    Herbert Zarov CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Allowing medical monitoring claims in Illinois would be a risky move if the state Supreme Court ever decides to, a paper recently published in the DePaul University Journal of Health Care Law says.

  • Mass. SC sides with smokers in medical monitoring issue

    Spina BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - The Massachusetts Supreme Court has allowed cigarette smokers in a federal class action lawsuit to continue pursuing medical monitoring costs from tobacco giant Philip Morris.

  • W.Va. Chamber pushes tort reform for next legislative session

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Civil justice reform is one of the many areas the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce would like to see state lawmakers focus their efforts.

  • Argentinians invoke 1853 treaty in Delaware asbestos suit

    WILMINGTON, Del. - Three men from Argentina accusing chemical maker DuPont of exposing them to asbestos in Argentina have invoked American jurisdiction pursuant to a treaty that President Franklin Pierce signed in 1853.

  • Paint industry beats back defective design argument in Wisc.

    MADISON, Wisc. (Legal Newsline) - After a setback in Mississippi, the paint industry earned another victory Tuesday when the Wisconsin Supreme Court sided with it in the case of a minor who claimed it was liable for his lead poisoning.

  • W.Va. Court hears $381M appeal

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in the appeal of a nearly $400 million verdict against industrial giant DuPont.

  • More filed in Calif. outside counsel case

    Morris SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court must ensure that counsel representing a government entity remain only interested in justice, not money, attorneys for several paint companies argued in a recently filed brief.

  • New wave of W.Va. asbestos cases thrive

    Kearse CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Last April, a single plaintiff filed an asbestos-related lawsuit against 50 different defendants in West Virginia's Kanawha Circuit Court.

  • Chesapeake partly blames verdict for W.Va. exit

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) -- Chesapeake Energy Corp. says a huge verdict against it in a Roane County case over natural gas royalties is one of the reasons the energy giant is moving the majority of its Charleston-based jobs.

  • La. justices to U.S. SC: Don't believe everything you read

    Louisiana's Supreme Court justices, from left: Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll, Justice Jeffrey P. Victory, Justice Catherine D. "Kitty" Kimball, Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr., Justice Bernette J. Johnson, Justice Chet D. Traylor, Justice John L. Weimer WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Louisiana Supreme Court wants to make sure its name isn't dragged through the mud during a key judicial recusal case before the U.S. Supreme Court.