February 28, 2017
Taft partner Robert A. Bilott was quoted in several articles recently regarding a proposed settlement agreement involving the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, and PFOA contamination. Bilott was one of the lead attorneys in separate litigation against DuPont involving PFOA contamination in the Mid-Ohio Valley in which a $670.7 million settlement in principle was recently announced.
Following are the articles:
- "PFOA lawyers not consulted by Hoosick Falls" Times Union
- "Gillibrand urges Hoosick Falls to table PFOA settlement" Times Union
- "Questions surround whether lawyers were consulted for Hoosick Falls agreement" ABC News 10
Bilott, who serves as co-lead counsel for the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee handling litigation against DuPont, has been in the spotlight since The New York Times Magazine dubbed him "The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare" in an article published on Jan. 6, 2016.
Bilott is a member of the firm's Environmental, Litigation and Product Liability and Personal Injury groups, where he represents a diverse range of clients on a wide variety of matters involving federal, state and local environmental laws and related litigation.