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Company: DuPont Co.
Current Parent CompanyDuPont de Nemours
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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 Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Delaware
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: chemicals
Specific Industry of Current 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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Current parent company note: Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.