STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Ohio Jury Awards $5.1 Million at Conclusion of Second Bellwether C-8 Contamination Trial Against DuPont; Punitive Damage Phase Begins Tomorrow

COLUMBUS, Ohio –– An Ohio jury has awarded a plaintiff $5.1 million at the conclusion of the second bellwether C-8 water contamination case to proceed to trial, finding that defendant E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. acted with malice and triggering a second phase of the trial to determine punitive damages.

The second phase will begin tomorrow, July 7, in the courtroom of MDL Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, sources confirmed to HarrisMartin.

Closing arguments in the trial were held on Tuesday, July 5. The jury received ...

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