STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
C-8 MDL Court Approves Multi-Plaintiff Trials, Rejects DuPont’s Efforts to Pursue Appeals of Pre-Global Settlement Decisions
May 15, 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio –– The federal court overseeing the national multidistrict litigation docket for C-8 water contamination claims has rejected DuPont’s contention that it should have the opportunity to appeal decisions reached by the MDL Court prior to the global settlement, calling the request “unreasonable.”
In a May 13 pre-trial order, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio found that it was not convinced that the 6th Circuit should be allowed to address the myriad of first impression issues DuPont has identified for appeal.
“DuPont pursued its appellate review, and then voluntarily dismissed the appeal after oral argument,” ...