January 6, 2017
Taft partner Robert A. Bilott was quoted in additional publications regarding the recent verdict against chemical giant DuPont.
On Jan. 5, 2017, a U.S. jury in Ohio ordered DuPont to pay an additional $10.5 million in punitive damages, plus attorney fees, to a man who developed cancer from exposure to a carcinogenic chemical released from a DuPont plant. The amount is in addition to the $2 million the jury already awarded the plaintiff in compensatory damages. This is the third and largest verdict that jurors in the Columbus, Ohio, federal court multi-district litigation proceedings have issued against DuPont for injuries linked to the chemical PFOA. Bilott serves as co-lead counsel for the Plaintiff's Steering Committee handling the litigation against DuPont.
Articles relating to the recent jury verdict include:
- "Jury orders DuPont to pay $10.5 million over leaked chemical" Reuters
- "Jury Orders DuPont to Pay $10.5 Million Over Leaked Chemical" The New York Times
- "Jury orders DuPont to pay $10.5 million over leaked chemical" MSN
- "United States Jury Orders DuPont to pay $10.5 Million on Toxic Chemical Leak" Financial Buzz
- "DuPont Hit With $10.5M in Punitive Damages in Chemical-Dumping Trial" Delaware Law Weekly
- "DuPont Ordered to Pay $10.5M Over Leaked Chemical (DD)" Investopedia
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.