Taft partner Robert A. Bilott was mentioned in the article "Legacy of C8 persists in the Cape Fear region," published by Star News Online. The article discusses the legacy of the chemical compound Gen X — whose predecessor is C8. Bilott is mentioned regarding his work against DuPont for water contamination in the mid-Ohio Valley.
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.