West Virginia Supreme Court has refused to overturn a decision involving DuPont and the $100 million award of damages awarded in a pollution case. DuPont asked the court to reconsider the ruling issued in March involving pollution at a zinc-smelting plant in Spelter, West Virginia.
DuPont believes that the court gave too much weight to the medical monitoring issue. The company said the damages intended to punish DuPont for its behavior should be about $39 million and not the $100 million it was told to pay. The court said it rejected DuPont’s arguments that the damages should be modified.
The Court approved most of a major jury verdict in a toxic-pollution case against DuPont Co., but cut the damages awarded by about 25 percent and ordered a new trial on whether the case was filed within legal time limits.