Bid To Consolidate DuPont Pollution Suits Fails

Law360, New York (July 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to consolidate two proposed class actions against DuPont Co. over the release of a potentially hazardous toxin into some New Jersey residents' water supply, dealing a blow to the plaintiffs.

Magistrate Judge Ann Marie Donio of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey issued an order Thursday denying two motions to consolidate the two cases, one led by Misty Scott and the other by Richard Rowe. Judge Donio denied the motion without prejudice, but she did not give...
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