STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Ohio Jury Adds $500,000 in Punitive Damages in C-8 Case Against DuPont; Verdict Now Totals $5.6 Million

COLUMBUS, Ohio –– An Ohio jury has added $500,000 in punitive damages to a $5.1 million verdict it reached this week in favor of the second bellwether C-8 water contamination plaintiff, reinforcing its finding that defendant E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. had acted with actual malice.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio jury reached a decision on punitive damages on July 8; they further found that the defendant is liable for the plaintiff’s attorney fees.

MDL Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr. presided over the trial.

Plaintiff David Freeman contended during trial that he ...

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Punitive Damage Jury Verdict Form



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