STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

C-8 Plaintiffs Seek Summary Judgment on Duty/Breach, Cite Collateral Estoppel

COLUMBUS, Ohio –– Plaintiffs with claims remaining in the C-8 water contamination personal injury multidistrict litigation docket have filed a motion for summary judgment on the elements of duty and breach in their negligence claim, saying that collateral estoppel prevents the defendants from challenging the cause of action.

In the April 19 motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the plaintiffs maintained that there was no genuine issues of fact relating to duty and breach in their negligence claim since three juries have previously found that E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. owed ...

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