LOGAN – A diabetic man who uses a wheelchair recently sued a Logan County ambulance company and two of its employees alleging their negligence and breach of duty caused him undue harm after he fell and gashed his scrotum.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
CHARLESTON – Thousands of lawsuits related to ongoing litigation against DuPont by Mid-Ohio Valley residents who were exposed to C8 in drinking water recently have flooded federal courts.
PARKERSBURG – As of this week, tens of thousands of Mid-Ohio Valley-area residents who were exposed to C8 in drinking water are able to apply for a free C8 blood test and free medical screening to uncover diseases linked to C8 exposure.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency have announced a settlement with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company to resolve allegations of pollution law violations at its Kanawha County facility.
CHARLESTON – Joyce A. Gentry has joined Steptoe & Johnson PLLC’s office in Charleston as Senior Environmental Consultant.
PRINCETON -- A Mercer County man is suing over claims a herbicide marketed as environmentally friendly actually causes the death of mature trees.
PARKERSBURG – More than 300 C-8 lawsuits have been filed against DuPont in the last week, and more are coming.
DuPont's Washington Works plant
CHARLESTON — The federal Environmental Protection Agency has announced that E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, otherwise known as DuPont, has agreed to settle alleged Clean Air Act violations at the company’s Washington Works Facility.
PRINCETON – An herbicide manufactured by DuPont is at the center of a recently filed lawsuit in Mercer County.