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Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of PFOA Claims

10:29 AM MDT | April 26, 2011 | Kara Sissell

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that rejected large parts of a lawsuit filed against DuPont by residents of Parkersburg, WV. The lawsuit alleged perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from DuPont’s Parkersburg fluorochemicals operations warranted a class action against the company and that PFOA-contaminated water results in constituted negligence, nuisance, and trespass. A lower court in 2009 ruled that the negligence, nuisance, and trespass claims should not go forward, and an earlier decision had rejected residents’ request the case be certified...

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