Taft partner Robert A. Bilott was interviewed by the NPR radio station KRCC to discuss drinking water contamination issues in Colorado Springs. Two years ago, the residents of southern El Paso County learned their drinking water contained potentially unsafe levels of chemicals known as PFCs. While Bilott is not affiliated with the local lawsuit, he spoke on his experience working on cases related to PFC contamination. Bilott also spoke at a local event on April 17.
Bilott, who serves as co-lead counsel for the plaintiff’s altering 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. On Feb. 13, 2017, DuPont publicly disclosed that it has reached a settlement in principle to resolve the C-8 personal injury, multi-district litigation now pending in federal court in Columbus, Ohio, for $670.7 million.
Bilott is a member of Taft's Environmental, Litigation and Product Liability and Personal Injury groups. He represents a diverse range of clients on a wide variety of matters involving federal, state and local environmental laws and related litigation.