Sixth Circuit Panel Affirms $40 Million Verdict Against DuPont for Alleged PFAS Contamination

A Sixth Circuit panel affirmed the district court’s decision to award a plaintiff a $40 million verdict against E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.’s (“DuPont”) for allegedly contaminating drinking water with PFAS, and in so doing, causing the plaintiff’s testicular cancer. The Sixth Circuit panel agreed with the lower court’s decision to apply collateral estoppel (i.e., issue preclusion) to the questions of duty, breach, and foreseeability in the present case based on how they were previously decided in the previous trials in this multidistrict litigation.

December 5, 2022 | In re: Travis Abbott v. E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Case No. 21-3418 (6th Cir.)

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