A judge on Monday approved the settlement of a class action lawsuit alleging a chemical used in making the nonstick substance Teflon contaminated water supplies near DuPont Co.'s Washington Works plant in West Virginia. Judge George W. Hill called the settlement -- in which DuPont agreed to pay at least $107.6 million -- "a very shrewdly and competently organized proposal and it seems to be a very unprecedented action by a huge corporate defendant."
Judge OKs 'Unprecedented' Settlement of DuPont Class Action
The Associated Press
March 1, 2005