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Weitz & Luxenberg Sues Dupont, Royle Over Toxic Chemicals Plume

NEW YORK — Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has announced that it began filing complaints March 4 against E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and Royle Systems Group on behalf of more than 350 residents of Pompton Lakes , N.J. The firm said this legal action is prompted by the defendants’...

W.Va. High Court Reduces Punitive Award In Contamination Suit By $98 Million

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — (Mealey’s) The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on March 26 slashed a $196 million punitive damages award against DuPont and held that a jury must decide whether the class action suit, alleging contamination from the company’s zinc smelter, was filed within...

From Cost To Profit Centre: Redefining The Role Of The Legal Department

LONDON, 2 November 2010 - Management boards and general counsel are urged to revaluate the remit of their legal teams in a thought-provoking new report, "The Profitable Legal Department: How legal departments can prosper by generating revenue for their company." The report examines global...

Judge OKs $70M DuPont Waste Pile Settlement In West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (AP) Chemical maker DuPont Co. will pay $70 million and fund long-term medical monitoring for residents of a West Virginia town who sued over pollution from a zinc smelter and its 100-foot-tall pile of waste. A state judge approved the settlement Tuesday that ends years of court battles...

EPA Orders DuPont To Halt Imprelis Sales

DOVER, Del. - (AP) Environmental regulators have ordered the DuPont Co. to halt sales of a new herbicide blamed in several lawsuits for damaging trees in many parts of the country. The Environmental Protection Agency issued the order Thursday, one week after DuPont informed distributors that it was voluntarily...

Williams Mullen E-Discovery And Information Governance Team: 'No Harm, No Foul? No Way'

By Monica McCarroll and Stephen E. Anthony E.D. Va. Court issues adverse inference jury instruction for intentional bad faith deletion of emails despite the fact that many eventually were recovered from back-up tapes. The prompt issuance of litigation hold notice by counsel precluded default judgment...