Class Action Status Denied In DuPont PFOA Suit

Law360, New York (October 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Residents of a West Virginia town were denied class action status on Tuesday in a case alleging chemical firm DuPont released a hazardous Teflon agent into their drinking water.

The plaintiffs, who are residents of Parkersburg, W.V., sought payments for long-term medical monitoring for themselves and thousands of other residential water customers in the town, according to the judge's decision, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

In their complaint, the plaintiffs alleged they consumed unsafe levels of ammonium perfluorooctanoate,...
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