September 8, 2016 — By Evan Bevins Though the C8 content in the Parkersburg Utility Board’s treated water remains below the lifetime health advisory announced this year, a high reading in a monitoring well is prompting additional testing. PUB Manager Eric Bennett presented the results of tests conducted in July and August at Wednesday’s regular… Read More

September 1, 2016 — From staff report , Parkersburg News and Sentinel A federal judge hearing the C8 liability cases ruled against DuPont’s objection to the trials scheduled in November and January. DuPont sought an 11-month hold on all trial activities by vacation of the two trials to replace two bellwhether cases that were settled. Chief… Read More

Today, Keep Your Promises DuPont sent a letter to the board of directors of Chemours regarding a number of inadequate or misleading disclosures in the company’s shareholder filings. The letter demands that the company remedy the disclosure violations in the filings and ensure that Chemours shareholders are provided the requisite disclosures in advance of the… Read More

From the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences August 2016 — By Ernie Hood From three small towns in New York state, to research laboratories around the world and the halls of Congress, perfluorinated chemicals are becoming an increasing concern. Commercial production of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfate (PFOS) has been phased out in… Read More

Today, shareholders for DuPont and Dow Chemical voted their shares in favor of the companies’ joint merger proxy, representing a significant step towards the completion of the merger and raising significant questions about how DuPont’s unaccounted and unaccrued liabilities will be handled within the merged company. The brief meeting offered no clarity on the substantial… Read More

Yesterday, Keep Your Promises DuPont sent a letter to the boards of directors of DuPont and Dow Chemical regarding a number of inadequate or misleading disclosures in the companies’ joint merger proxy. The letter demands that the companies remedy the disclosure violations in the proxy and ensure that Dow and DuPont shareholders are provided the… Read More

Today, a jury in Columbus awarded plaintiff David Freeman $500,000 in punitive damages from DuPont for the company’s conscious disregard for the plaintiff’s health. The punitive damages are awarded in addition to the previous $5.1 million in compensatory damages awarded by the same jury on July 6. Keep Your Promises advisor Harold Bock issued a… Read More

Today, Keep Your Promises advisor Harold Bock issued a statement on behalf of the campaign applauding the jury’s verdict in favor of plaintiff David Freeman in the third DuPont C-8 bellwether trial, including a compensatory award of $5.1 million and punitive damages. There will be additional testimony before the jury awards a dollar amount for… Read More