Report: Judge Dismisses DuPont, Chemours Lawsuit

According to a report in the Associated Press, the lawsuit between Chemours and DuPont has been dismissed by a Delaware judge. In the lawsuit, which was filed in early 2019, Chemours alleged that DuPont did not properly disclose the cost of environmental liabilities the company would face due to the PFAS family of chemicals.

PFOA, which was used in the production of Teflon, is part of the PFAS family of chemicals. This was often used in the production of non-stick cookware.

A Chemours spokesman said the company will appeal the ruling to the Delaware Supreme Court, while DuPont issued a statement saying it was pleased with the ruling.

The lawsuit was halted in December 2019 at the request of Chemours as the dismissal motions from DuPoint were under review.

In 2017, DuPont and Chemours paid out $670.7 million to settle several lawsuits related to the leak of PFOA, used to make Teflon. The chemical has been linked to cancer and other diseases.