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Sunday, August 18, 2019


Recent News About DuPont

  • Benjamin recuses himself from Massey cases

    Benjamin CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - While he waits for the U.S. Supreme Court to make a decision on his recusal policy, West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin is disqualifying himself from any cases involving a major campaign contributor.

  • Caperton always opposed Benjamin being on W.Va. SC

    Benjamin CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The man challenging West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin's ability to hear certain cases apparently never wanted Benjamin on the Court anyway.

  • AGs to weigh in on recusal case

    King CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A group of state attorneys general may soon come to the aid of West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin.

  • W.Va. Chief Justice Benjamin not receiving much support in Massey recusal issue

    Benjamin WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin's controversial decision not to step down from a $50 million case involving a campaign supporter is drawing input from several interested groups, including his colleagues from other states.

  • High court clears the way for Hanford claims

    U.S. Supreme Court building WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to intervene in the lawsuit against E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. and General Electric Co. over radiation exposure claims by residents near the Hanford nuclear reservation in eastern Washington State.

  • W.Va. again the nation's biggest judicial hellhole, tort reform group says

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - For the second time in three years, West Virginia has been singled out as the nation's most unfair legal environment by the American Tort Reform Foundation.

  • W.Va. natural gas case settled for $380 mil

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - One of West Virginia's three large 2007 verdicts has been settled before the U.S. Supreme Court could decide if it wanted to review it.

  • Manhattan Institute takes on W.Va. courts in latest report

    McGraw NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Businesses are skittish about investing their resources in West Virginia because of the state's troubled legal system, a report released Monday by The Manhattan Institute says.

  • Greear has final fundraising questions for McGraw

    Greear CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Days before the election, Republican Attorney General candidate Dan Greear is curious why a fundraiser was held for opponent Darrell McGraw in Boston last October.

  • Contributions becoming obstacle on W.Va. SC, candidates say

    Walker CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - With the issue of recusal becoming larger on West Virginia's highest court, one Supreme Court candidate said Wednesday that she prefers not knowing who her contributors are while another said he wishes the public financed judicial campaigns.

  • W.Va. SC candidates taking in money from lawyers in high-profile case

    Ketchum CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Lawyers in a nearly $400 million case scheduled to be heard by the West Virginia Supreme Court have contributed thousands of dollars to two Democrats up for open spots on the Court.

  • DuPont appeal will be heard by W.Va. SC

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Supreme Court has accepted the appeal of industrial giant DuPont, which is hoping to overturn a $381 million Harrison County verdict against it.

  • DuPont makes case for appeal before W.Va. SC

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Lawyers for industrial giant DuPont argued Wednesday that the West Virginia Supreme Court should hear its appeal of a $381 million verdict against it.

  • Justice Benjamin draws recusal line in major W.Va. case

    Benjamin CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin has maintained his participation in the cases of a major campaign supporter, but this year withdrew from a high-profile case that involved his former employer.

  • First appeal request heard in controversial $381 million W.Va. case

    Hill CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A Charleston attorney asked the West Virginia Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow landowners left out of a recent $381 million verdict against industrial giant DuPont back in.

  • W.Va.'s 'out-of-state' debate continues in DuPont saga

    Manchin CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Businesses complain about out-of-state plaintiffs lawyers trying to run West Virginia's courts, while out-of-state attorneys gripe about out-of-state corporate interests attempting to influence state officials.

  • W.Va. saga sandwiched by tobacco for plaintiffs firm

    Levin PENSACOLA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - The past and future of a prominent Pensacola plaintiffs firm may be tied litigation against large tobacco companies, but its present is in a small town in West Virginia.

  • Business attempting to control W. Va. courts, attorney claims

    Manchin CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - In criticizing West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin's relationship with industrial giant DuPont, a prominent plaintiffs attorney has added something of a doomsday warning.

  • DuPont paying up in Rhode Island lead paint case

    Lynch PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - Industrial giant DuPont did not join its paint-making brethren in fighting Rhode Island's landmark lead lawsuit, and is now funding a cleanup program instead of basking in victory.

  • Manchin: Plaintiffs lawyers missing the point

    Manchin CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin says a group of plaintiffs lawyers should actually read his office's legal arguments before criticizing his contact with industrial giant DuPont.