January 21, 2020 / 1:11 PM / a month ago

Q&A: Lawyer's DuPont lawsuit becomes Hollywood blockbuster

When Rob Bilott, of Taft Stettinius & Hollister, got a call in 1998 from a small farmer who said his cows were dying because a landfill owned by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co contaminated a creek near their pasture, it was the start of an improbable journey.

The West Virginia farmer, Wilbur Tennant, was reaching out to the high-powered defense lawyer - at the recommendation of Bilott’s grandmother - to sue. The family ties got Bilott to commit.

To read the full story on Westlaw Practitioner Insights, click here: bit.ly/2RC6HZZ

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