Bloomberg Law
Jan. 16, 2020, 7:41 PM

DuPont Can’t Relitigate Claims, PFAS Plaintiffs Tell Court

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

Lawyers for Ohio and West Virginia residents suing DuPont over PFAS exposure say a federal appeals court should reject the chemical manufacturer’s bid to relitigate claims that were resolved in previous proceedings.

In a Wednesday brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, plaintiffs’ attorneys accused DuPont of exaggerating the impact of a recent lower court decision in order to gain an advantage in an upcoming trial.

“DuPont, like at least one party in every lawsuit headed for trial, complains that the proceeding will be governed by rulings that it dislikes and that diminish its chances of ...