DuPont Hit With $10.5M Punitive Verdict In Cancer Trial

Law360, Columbus, Ohio (January 5, 2017, 11:12 AM EST) -- An Ohio federal jury awarded $10.5 million in punitive damages on Thursday to a man who said DuPont's chemical dumping caused his cancer, the largest punitive award yet in the multidistrict litigation.

The jury determined Thursday Dupont is on the hook for $10.5 million in punitive damages, on top of a previous award of $2 million in compensatory damages. (Credit: AP) Kenneth Vigneron was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages shortly before Christmas. The jury returned for a punitives phase Wednesday.

Vigneron said that the company's decades of dumping former Teflon manufacturing ingredient C8 into the air and water from a...

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