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DuPont Moves for Summary Judgment in Next C-8 MDL Trial Case, Challenges Specific Causation

CINCINNATI –– E.I. duPont de Nemours and Co. has filed a motion for summary judgment in what is scheduled to be the third C-8 personal injury multidistrict litigation case to proceed to trial, saying that the plaintiff has failed to establish specific causation in the proceedings.

In a Sept. 16 motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, DuPont maintained that the plaintiff could not establish that his claimed exposure to drinking water containing C-8 from DuPont’s facility “was the proximate and specific cause of his testicular cancer.”

Kenneth Vigneron Sr. alleged that he developed ...

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