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City of Dayton, Ohio Seeks $310 Million from U.S. Air Force for Alleged PFAS Contamination

The City of Dayton, Ohio filed a complaint under the Federal Tort Claims Act against the United States for alleged PFAS contamination of the City’s drinking water supply originating from a nearby Air Force base. The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base had been using firefighting foam that contained PFAS since 1970. Although the Ohio EPA ordered…

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DuPont Appeals $40 Million Judgment in PFAS Injury Case

DuPont appealed the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio’s judgment in a PFAS exposure case that required the company to pay the plaintiff, a cancer survivor, $40 million. The case is part of a group of lawsuits by Ohio and West Virginia residents who alleged that DuPont’s plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia…

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Judge Refuses DuPont’s Motion for Mistrial Following $50 Million Verdict

Despite allegations that the judge’s bias affected the trial’s outcome, the district court rejected DuPont’s motion for mistrial. DuPont’s motion followed the jury’s issuance of a $50 million verdict to the cancer survivor plaintiff, who alleged damages from PFAS contamination. December 31, 2020 | Abbott v. E.I. du Pont e Nemours & Co., No. 2:17-cv-998…

Couple Sues Du Pont Over PFAS Contamination from Its Washington Works Facility

Plaintiffs, a married couple, sued Du Pont for PFAS contamination resulting from operation of its West Virginia Washington Works facility. Plaintiffs allege PFAS traveled from the facility via the Ohio River, contaminating their water supply in Ohio and thereby causing Plaintiff Sherman White’s kidney cancer. September 21, 2020 | White v. E.I. Du Pont de…

Judge Refuses Defendants’ Release from Putative PFAS Class Action

Two defendants, Archroma Management LLC and Daikin Industries, LTD, asked an Ohio district court to reconsider their motions to dismiss challenging personal jurisdiction. The court denied the motion, stating that without an evidentiary hearing, the defendants’ declarations in support of their motion to dismiss did not overcome the prima facie case set out in the…