Kirkland partner Leora Ben-Ami, who served as lead counsel for DuPont at trial, referred a request for comment to a DuPont spokesperson, who sent the following statement from DuPont general counsel Tom Sager: "DuPont told the truth and did not mislead the court. The sanctions ruling is dead wrong. Today, DuPont asked the Court to unseal the briefs and exhibits on the sanctions order because those documents prove we told the truth."
DuPont still has antitrust counterclaims pending against Monsanto, which are scheduled to go to trial before Webber in October 2013. DuPont has also vowed to appeal the $1 billion verdict against it.
Jan Wolfe writes for the Am Law Litigation Daily, a Daily Report affiliate.