Plaintiffs Score Partial Cert. In DuPont Plant Suit

Law360, New York (October 12, 2009, 4:05 PM EDT) -- A judge has granted class status to New Jersey residents for certain nuisance claims in two lawsuits against DuPont Co. over the alleged release of a hazardous substance in the water supply near the chemical company’s Chambers Works plant, while rejecting certification for negligence and other claims.

Judge Renee Marie Bumb issued an order Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey agreeing to certify claims for public nuisance, private nuisance and a legal question concerning strict liability in the two procedurally...
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