W.Va. SC To Hear Appeal Of $196M DuPont Verdict

Law360, New York (September 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The West Virginia Supreme Court has reportedly agreed to hear appeals of a $196 million toxic tort verdict against chemical maker DuPont Co.

A consolidated argument hearing has not been set, but the court has accepted the appeal of the verdicts by DuPont, as well as an appeal from the plaintiffs seeking more compensation for private property cleanups, the Associated Press reported.

In July, the governor of West Virginia stepped in on DuPont’s behalf, asking the West Virginia Supreme Court to ensure that the company was...
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