The West Virginia Supreme Court has refused to reconsider its decision involving DuPont and the $100 million award of punitive damages awarded in a pollution case. DuPont had asked the Court to reconsider a ruling issued in March involving pollution at a longtime zinc-smelting plant in Spelter, West Virginia. In seeking the rehearing, DuPont said 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, not the nearly $100 million DuPont was ordered to pay. In its decision, the Court said it rejected DuPont’s latest arguments that punitive damages should be modified.
Source: Insurance Journal
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