Taft partner Robert A. Bilott was mentioned in a German article that discusses PFOA contamination in local drinking water. See the original article here. Additionally, Bilott was interviewed by Bayerischer Rundfunk (German Public TV) in response to the discovery of elevated levels of PFOA in the blood of a community in Southern Germany. See the full story here.
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.