Governor Files Amicus Brief In DuPont Appeal

Law360, New York (July 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The governor of West Virginia has stepped in on the side of chemical maker E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., asking the West Virginia Supreme Court to ensure that the company is granted appropriate review in its appeal of a $196 million punitive damages award in a toxic tort lawsuit.

Governor Joe Manchin's amicus brief, filed with the state Supreme Court last week, asks the justices to clarify the extent of the appellate review that the law permits DuPont. The brief questions whether granting DuPont...
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