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Parties Exchange Briefing on DuPont’s Motion for Judgment as Matter of Law in Ongoing C-8 Contamination Trial

CLEVELAND –– Parties involved in the second bellwether case to proceed to trial in the national coordinated docket for C-8 personal injury claims have exchanged briefing on DuPont’s motion for judgment as a matter of law, in which the defendant maintained that the plaintiff failed to present sufficient evidence to satisfy the requirements of Ohio law for a claim of negligence or an award of punitive damages.

In a June 19 opposition brief filed in the U.S. District Court for Southern District of Ohio, however, the plaintiff maintained that a reasonable jury could conclude that it should have been foreseeable ...

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