The Indiana Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association and Indianapolis Bar Association are teaming up to present a fascinating case study of contamination litigation.
Please join us as Robert Bilott, a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, discusses the legal, regulatory, political, and scientific challenges of addressing unregulated chemical contaminants in drinking water. Bilott's decades-long litigation over chemical contamination of drinking water near a DuPont plant in West Virginia has been the subject of national and international news stories in the
New York Times
and other major publications.
After his client settled with DuPont over contamination by the "unregulated" chemical PFOA or C8, Bilott decided to push ahead in pursuing the truth and exposing that PFOA is a risk to human health. In 2001, Bilott filed a class action lawsuit,
Leach et al. v E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., on behalf of ~70,000 people in six water districts in West Virginia and Ohio that contained high levels of PFOA. On February 13, 2017, DuPont publicly disclosed that it reached a settlement in principle to resolve the C8 personal injury multi-district litigation pending in federal court in Ohio for $670.7 million in cash. The settlement in principle is intended to address the individual personal injury claims of approximately 3,500 class members who claim that the PFOA in their drinking water led to one or more of six diseases linked to the contamination of their drinking water with PFOA.
After the presentation, please join us for a social with light appetizers and two complimentary drink tickets per registration.
$25 - A&WMA or IndyBar Environmental Section Members
$45 - Non-members
$10 - Government
$5 - Student
CLE Credit: 1 hour
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We look forward to seeing you!