In October of last year, five separate Complaints were filed against chemical companies DuPont and Chemours in response to the GenX contamination of the Cape Fear River.
Here is a list of the Complaints that have been filed against DuPont and Chemours thus far:
- Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA)
- Brunswick County
- Brent Nix (class representative)
- Roger Morton (class representative)
- Victoria Carey (class representative)
While the lawsuits differ in some regards, they all allege that DuPont and Chemours knew that they were polluting the Cape Fear River with GenX, yet failed to warn the public about it or take any corrective action. Not only were they negligent, according to the Complaints, but they “acted with a conscious disregard for and indifference to the rights and safety of others.”
These five lawsuits concerning the GenX water contamination issue will soon be consolidated into two different Complaints. This comes as a result of an Order issued on January 4, 2018 by Judge James C. Dever of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
According to the Order, the Nix, Morton, and Carey class action lawsuits are to be consolidated into one Complaint, while the CFPUA and Brunswick County Complaints will be combined into a different Complaint.
The new Complaints must be filed “not later than January 31, 2018,” as stated in the Order. The legal representatives of DuPont and Chemours will then have until March 2, 2018 to formally respond.
We will continue to monitor the legal news for more GenX contamination lawsuits, and report on any significant developments.
- GenX Cancers Overview
- Summary of Information
- Timeline: GenX Contamination of the Cape Fear River
- Timeline: GenX Study Results
- GenX: Cancer Case Evaluation Form
Written by: Heather Helmendach, Legal Assistant
Law Offices of Thomas J. Lamb, P.A.