February 26, 2008

Judge Denies DuPont's New Trial Motion in Case with $196.2 Million Punitive Damages Award

This story today on CNNMoney.com reports that a West Virginia trial judge has denied DuPont's new trial motion in a class-action pollution case involving a $196.2 million punitive damages award. The way things have been going in West Virginia for corporate defendants in punitive damages cases, DuPont is unlikely to obtain any relief from the appellate courts.

UPDATE (2/26/08 at 1:52): DuPont plans to appeal. No surprise there.