STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

DuPont Says Deposition of In-House Counsel in C-8 Water Contamination Cases Not Improper

COLUMBUS, Ohio –– E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. has opposed a motion to strike the deposition of its in-house counsel, refuting the plaintiffs’ contentions that the defendant demonstrated “sheer brazenness” when it continued with the deposition in violation of court orders.

In a Sept. 24 opposition brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, DuPont also denied that its counsel improperly contacted a member of the C-8 Science Panel “in violation” of a pretrial order.

On Sept. 3, the plaintiffs in the Travis and Swartz actions filed the motion, seeking to destroy ...

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