W.Va. Residents Lose Bid To Add Claim To Teflon Suit

Law360, New York (October 20, 2009, 2:22 PM EDT) -- A year after shooting down a bid for class certification, a federal judge has refused to allow three West Virginia residents to add another count to their case accusing DuPont Co. of releasing a hazardous Teflon compound into their drinking water.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin denied the plaintiffs' request to tack on a claim under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976's provision for imminent and substantial endangerment citizen suits at this stage of the litigation.

“This court sees no reason...
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