West Virginia Record

Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Recent News About DuPont

  • Are we the only ones who can still be ridiculed?

    Hoosiers, hillbillies, rednecks, and crackers – we’ve all been treated with contempt by our self-proclaimed superiors, and we’ve had enough. They think they’re so smart and we’re so dumb, but they overestimate themselves and underestimate us.

  • Moviegoers pay to be propagandized

    We weren’t there for the pitch for "Dark Waters," but we do recognize a cheesy, fast-buck formula when we see one.

  • DuPont says 'Dark Waters' film doesn't tell full story of PFAS, litigation

    PARKERSBURG – DuPont executives say a new movie doesn’t accurately tell the full story about the chemicals that allegedly leaked into waterways around Parkersburg from one of its plants.

  • DuPont sues Kathy Brown Law, Brown Houston over conflict of interest allegations

    CHARLESTON — DuPont has filed a lawsuit against Brown Houston regarding information disclosed to one of its former attorneys who now works for the firm.

  • Companies agree to $670 million settlement of C8 cases

    PARKERSBURG – DuPont Co. has agreed to a $670.7 million settlement that with mid-Ohio Valley residents regarding C8 exposure from the company’s Parkersburg plant.

  • Man awarded $10.5M in punitive damages in DuPont C8 case

    COLUMBUS – A federal jury awarded a $10.5 million in punitive damages in a case against DuPont regarding contamination of water supplies in the Parkersburg area.

  • Federal jury returns $2M verdict in third DuPont C8 case

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal jury has returned a $2 million verdict against DuPont in the third of 3,500 cases charging that DuPont knowingly contaminated drinking water at its facility near Parkersburg.

  • Jury tacks on $500K in punitives to $5.1M DuPont C-8 verdict

    COLUMBUS – A federal jury has awarded a college professor $500,000 in punitive damages on top of $5.1 million in compensatory damages awarded earlier this week in the second DuPont C-8 bellwether trial.

  • Jury awards $5.1M in second DuPont C-8 bellwether trial

    COLUMBUS – A federal jury has awarded a college professor $5.1 million in the second DuPont C-8 bellwether trial.

  • C8 trials pushed back to avoid holiday issues

    PARKERSBURG – The next four trials in C8 litigation have been pushed back, so the second trial would not interfere with the holiday season. The second trial was supposed to begin on Nov. 30, but, as the first trial lasted longer than planned, if the second also lasted as long, it would interfere with the Christmas season. Kathy Brown of Kathy Brown Law said the second trial will now start on March 21.

  • Federal jury awards $1.6M to Ohio woman in DuPont C8 lawsuit

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A seven-member federal jury awarded $1.6 million to an Ohio woman who developed kidney cancer and claimed it was after drinking water contaminated with C8. The jury found Oct. 7 that Carla Marie Bartlett's kidney cancer was contracted after being exposed to C8 discharged by DuPont's Washington Works facility in Parkersburg into the Ohio River and her drinking water. The jury awarded Bartlett $1.1 million in damages due to DuPont's negligence, and $500,000 for emotional distres

  • Judge denies DuPont testimony, expert motions

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal judge, for the most part, denied motions by DuPont asking the court to exclude certain testimony and experts in an ongoing mass tort against the chemical company by Mid-Ohio Valley residents who were exposed to C8 in their drinking water. Judge Edmund A.

  • Federal judge denies two motions filed in DuPont MDL

    CHARLESTON – An Ohio federal judge has filed two orders denying DuPont's motion for summary judgment and its proposed causation experts. District Judge Edmund A.

  • DuPont partially granted summary judgment in C-8 contamination lawsuit

    PARKERSBURG - DuPont was granted partial summary judgment in a 2013 lawsuit against it involving C-8 contamination. While it was granted partial summary judgment, DuPont still was denied summary judgment as it related to the conscious pain and suffering claims by two individuals; as it related to the battery claims of eight individuals; and as it related to conspiracy claims by three individuals. "Our main takeaway here is that, once again, DuPont has attempted to escape its obligations to mid

  • West Virginia's first Workforce Summit

    CHARLESTON – Earlier this month, I was proud to welcome West Virginians from across the state to the state’s first Workforce Summit — a comprehensive review of West Virginia’s past, present and future workforce development efforts.

  • C-8 medical monitoring invoices released

    PARKERSBURG – A group has made public $9 million in invoices paid by DuPont to a firm that is overseeing the medical monitoring program for C-8 litigation.

  • Group launches website about DuPont C8 commitments

    CHARLESTON - An organization whose goal is to hold DuPont accountable for commitments to the people of the Greater Mid-Ohio Valley was launched Wednesday with a website called Keep Your Promises DuPont.