STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
DuPont and Chemours Resists Efforts to Be Added as Defendants in PFOA/PFOA Water Contamination Suits
September 27, 2019
CHARLESTON, S.C. –– DuPont and The Chemours Co. have opposed efforts by plaintiffs with claims pending in the PFOA/PFOS water contamination multidistrict litigation docket to amend their complaints to include the companies as defendants, maintaining that doing so “would cause undue prejudice” to the parties.
In a Sept. 13 motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. and The Chemours Co. argued that any amendments should wait “until plaintiffs have completed a diligent investigation and can demonstrate a factual basis for amending these complaints to name DuPont and Chemours ...