Type: News
Date: 08/01/2017

Bilott Mentioned in Article on PFOA Contamination in Rhode Island's Water

Taft partner Robert A. Bilott was quoted in the article "A deep dive into the toxic stew," initially published by Convergence RI. The article discusses a recent health study led by the Rhode Island Department of Health and Brown University, which will gather data about the quality of drinking water from 35 selected water systems in the state.

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.

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