STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
C-8 Plaintiffs Back Motion for Award of Attorneys’ Fees, Say Defendants Cited ‘Low Hourly Rates’ When Opposing Motion
December 27, 2016
CINCINNATI –– Plaintiffs who were awarded $5.6 million at the conclusion of a trial involving their C-8 water contamination personal injury claims have backed their motion for determination and entry of award of attorneys’ fees and costs, saying in part that in opposing the motion, the defendants “cherry-picked case law where low hourly rates were awarded in circumstances that bear no relation to Plaintiff’s case.”
In the Nov. 29 reply brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio further said that DuPont even ignored the rates that its own Ohio attorneys charge when opposing the ...