Woman Wins Interest On $1.6M Verdict In Pollution MDL

By Emily Field (March 23, 2016, 5:49 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge on Tuesday granted post-judgment interest on a $1.6 million verdict in favor of a woman who developed kidney cancer in the first trial in multidistrict litigation over water contamination by DuPont Co., but said that she wasn't owed prejudgment interest.

U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus granted in part Carla Bartlett's bid for pre- and post-judgment interest on the verdict she won on her Ohio state claims for negligence and negligent infliction of serious emotional distress over tainted drinking water near DuPont's Teflon plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Hers was the first of more than 3,500 consolidated...

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