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Chemours Asks Delaware High Court to Revive DuPont Spinoff Suit

April 21, 2020, 4:54 PM

Chemours Co. will ask Delaware’s top court to revive its lawsuit over billions in environmental liabilities it may have assumed during its 2015 spinoff from DowDuPont Inc., after a judge sent those claims to arbitration last month.

Chemours’ suit accuses its former parent of saddling it with virtually unlimited exposure to costly cleanup demands and litigation involving cancer-linked “forever chemicals” like PFOA, formerly used in firefighting foam and nonstick cookware. The case was filed in the Chancery Court last May.

Both companies face a wave of injury suits tied to PFOA. They agreed in 2017 to split a $671 ...