DuPont Says It's Off The Hook For Invista Enviro Costs

Law360, New York (June 19, 2012, 5:16 PM EDT) -- An environmental lawyer for DuPont Co. told a New York federal court Tuesday that DuPont had no responsibility to pay for environmental upgrades at plants it sold Invista Co. because Invista breached an agreement between the companies.

At cross-examination in the trial that is continuing in its third week, Guy Johnson, who has worked at DuPont since the 1970s, said that DuPont did not respond to letters it received from Invista about potential environmental liabilities because the letters indicated that Invista had already made disclosures to...
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