From staff report | March 24, 2016 

PARKERSBURG – DuPont has filed a motion to briefly postpone a C8 case in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

The company Tuesday asked the court to briefly postpone the trials in the lawsuits filed by David Freeman, Tina Dowdy and Jeanne Baker pending the resolution of DuPont’s appeal of the $1.6 million award for Carla Marie Bartlett.

Trial on the Freeman case is scheduled May 31.

A brief stay is prudent and necessary and the decision on the appeal of the Bartlett case would impact jury instructions, trial strategies and testimony and other pretrial decisions, DuPont attorney Damond R. Mace said.

“The requested stay is vital to promotion of judicial economy and efficiency and the prevention of needless waste of significant time and resources by this court and the parties alike,” the motion said.

In another filing, Judge Edmund A. Sarver Tuesday ruled Bartlett, who was awarded $1.6 million in damages, can receive interest in the post-judgment time period.

DuPont has been denied motions for a reduction of the $1.6 million award and a new trial.