Supreme Court Declines DuPont Water Contamination Suit

Law360, New York (October 31, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it would not consider a challenge to the denial of class certification and subsequent dismissal of a tort action against DuPont Co. over contamination of drinking water by a hazardous Teflon compound.

In denying the petition by a group of West Virginia residents for writ of certiorari, the high court let stand the Fourth Circuit's April affirmation of summary judgment on common-law tort claims, as well as its finding that the plaintiffs — who voluntarily dropped their individual claims...
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