Chemours announced they had reached a confidential settlement with John Wolf for a "reasonable amount" without admitting liability in the 2nd of 6 bellwether trials. John Wolf had sued DuPont claiming that his ulcerative colitis was caused by the chemical C8 (Teflon) that DuPont had discharged in the Ohio River.
My take: is that DuPont and Chemours are not trying to defend that C8 did not cause the 6 probable link diseases that the science panel concluded, especially after the 1.6 million was awarded to Carla Bartlett for her kidney cancer.....Now they may start making settlements for the remaining 4 bellwether trials and then possibly make offers for each disease group.....They can't possibly go to court on over 3,500 plaintiffs.....I am one of those 3,50 plaintiffs.
The second of more than 3,500 lawsuits against DD & CC is scheduled For March 21. 2016.....If DuPont & CC loses this trial and fails on the appeal of Carla Bartlett's award of 1.6 million, I don't know how CC will survive, maybe DuPont, but probably not Chemours unless there is a group settlement.
The second of the more than 3,500 lawsuits against DD & CC is scheduled for March 21, 2016.....If DuPont & CC loses this trial and their appeal of the Carla Bartlett's award of 1.6 million is unsuccessful, I can't figure out how CC will survive, maybe DuPont will, but certainly not Chemours.
Over the next few years, the Federal District Court of Southern Ohio has scheduled so many trials per year, I don't see how either company can keep up with all the lawsuits....One would think, if after a few losses, CC & DD would offer settlements of all the proven diseases that C8 had probable links to....Time will tell.