Taft partner Robert Bilott will speak to residents of Wilmington, NC after the screening of the documentary “The Devil We Know” on Sept. 6. Bilott will join Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette to discuss the introduction of GenX in the Cape Fear River. Click here to learn more about the screening and Bilott’s discussion.
The documentary “unravels one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time,” detailing the story of the group of West Virginia citizens who took on DuPont after discovering that it had been knowingly dumping a toxic chemical into the drinking water supply. Watch the trailer for “The Devil We Know” 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.