Non-stick Lawsuit

Suing DuPont? Good luck.  Here’s a recent verdict, via Chattanooga Times Free Press and the AP:

A lawsuit against DuPont Co. claiming its nonstick Teflon cookware coating could pose health risks to users has been dropped.

The lawsuit included 22 cases from about 15 states. All had been consolidated to be heard in U.S. District Court in Des Moines, Iowa.

The lawsuit has been in the courts for four years.

U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Longstaff signed a dismissal order on May 1.

The case was dropped because if failed to convince the court it deserved class-action status.

“The court determined that we did not meet the criteria to have it class certified,” said Kim Baer, a Des Moines attorney representing plaintiffs from Arizona, Nebraska, Iowa and New Mexico. “Given the fact that we cannot proceed as a class-action, the cases will not be going forward.”

She said the court did not rule on the issue of whether the cookware is safe.

Personally, I prefer cast iron.

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