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Kentucky Jury Awards Plaintiffs $1.25 Million in DuPont Suit (Update)

10:10 AM MDT | July 15, 2009 | Kara Sissell

A Kentucky Jury has awarded six plaintiffs $1.25 million for injuries allegedly sustained in an October, 2004 sulfuric acid release at the company’s Wurltand, Kentucky plant. The verdict is for the initial phase of a four-phase trial that involves a total of 179 plaintiffs. Compensatory damages for the six plaintiffs were $130,000, but the jury awarded 10 times that for gross negligence on DuPont’s part, according to plaintiffs’ attorneys Stanley Chesley and Louise Roselle. “The jury’s finding that DuPont was grossly negligent will...

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