Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
DuPont Co.
Current Parent Company: 
DuPont de Nemours
Penalty: 
$10,000,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
June 30, 2005
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

DuPont agreed to pay $10 million to resolve its role in a pathbreaking lawsuit brought by Rhode Island against manufacturers of lead paint. A jury verdict against the other defendants, which could have resulted in billions of dollars in damages, was overturned by the Rhode Island Supreme Court in 2008.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Rhode Island Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Rhode Island
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Delaware
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
specialty materials
Source of Data: 

Rhode Island reaches $10 million settlement with DuPont, Associated Press, June 30, 2005 (via Nexis).

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