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Judge Rules in Favor of Cory Watson Clients to Award $40+ Million in Damages

Cory Watson has always been honored to stand up for our clients by taking on the big corporations who wronged them. Our experienced attorneys understand that oftentimes the fight for justice is a marathon—not a sprint—and that it sometimes requires a jury to make a defendant appreciate the full extent of the harm it caused to our clients. After...

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Chemours Throws DuPont Under the Bus In Court Filings

The tangled DuPont PFAS web continues to unravel, and it appears that the company just has not learned their lesson. A recent article by North Carolina Policy Watch reveals: “DuPont could have permanently stopped discharging perfluorinated compounds – PFAS – from its Fayetteville (NC) Works plant into the Cape Fear River nine years ago, but decided against it in...

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3M Settles Alabama Drinking Water Contamination Lawsuit for $35 Million

A north Alabama utility that provides drinking water to thousands of people has reached a settlement in a lawsuit against 3M over chemical contamination. The West Morgan-East Limestone Water and Sewer Authority sued to make 3M pay for a new filtration system to remove dangerous industrial chemicals that 3M produced for decades along the Tennessee River in Decatur. The...

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DuPont C-8 “The Devil We Know” Documentary Now Streaming on Netflix

A new documentary available for streaming on Netflix, “The Devil We Know,” is a terrifying and eye-opening look into one of Cory Watson Attorney’s recent success stories – the DuPont C-8 litigation. Cory Watson Attorneys took a leading role in the C-8 litigation involving chemicals that DuPont used in Teflon production. Cory Watson Principal Jon C. Conlin was appointed...

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Is There a Listeria Outbreak in Birmingham?

Listeria poisoning, also known as listeriosis, is a life-threatening food poisoning caused by eating foods contaminated with the listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Listeria poisoning can cause severe illness or even death if not diagnosed and properly treated. Pregnant women, young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems are more likely to suffer more serious illnesses as a result...

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Jury Returns Punitive Damages Verdict of $10.5 Million Against DuPont

On Wednesday, the jury which in December awarded $2 million in compensatory damages to Mr. Kenneth Vigneron heard arguments by Vigneron’s attorneys about why E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company should be punished further for its decades of knowingly releasing the chemical C8 into the Ohio River.  The jury had previously determined that DuPont acted with malice  or...

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Jury Delivers $2 Million Verdict in Cancer Case Against DuPont

An Ohio jury has ordered DuPont to pay Kenneth Vigneron $2 million dollars plus punitive damages after Vigneron contracted testicular cancer linked to water contaminated by a DuPont plant that manufactured Teflon. Cory Watson attorney Nina Towle Herring serves on the legal team representing the man who held DuPont accountable for the water contamination that led to hundreds of...

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Freeman Jury Awards Plaintiff $5.1 Million in Compensatory Damages

On July 6, after a month of witness testimony and evidence examinations in the Columbus, Ohio Courtroom of Judge Sargus, arguments concluded in the second C8 MDL bellwether trial against DuPont, David Freeman v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. During the closing arguments, Mr. Freeman’s lawyers asked jurors to award Mr. Freeman $5 million in compensatory damages...

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New C-8 Contamination Concerns: Some West Virginia Residents Advised, “Do Not Drink the Water”

Health officials have issued Drinking Water Warnings for Parkersburg, Martinsburg and Vienna, West Virginia. The “do not drink” warnings were issued on May 19, 2016 after the federal Environmental Protection Agency released a new national standard for C-8. C-8 is a chemical that has contaminated the drinking water of these areas, as well as others, for years and is...

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Court Finds “Substantial Probative Evidence Supports the Jury Verdict” Awarding $1.6 million Against DuPont in Water Contamination Case

In a 125 page opinion issued February 17, 2016, Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr., the judge presiding over the C8 litigation, affirmed the jury verdict awarding $1.6 Million to Mrs. Carla Bartlett.  DuPont requested a new trial which Judge Sargus denied.  “Indeed, the Court finds substantial probative evidence supports the jury verdict. Consequently the Court DENIES DuPont’s request.” (emphasis...

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