Bartlit Beck Defeats Product Liability Claim Where Plaintiff Sought $172 Million Plus Punitive Damages

TicoFrut v. DuPont (2005)

Florida State
$170 million

Phil Beck, Jason Peltz and Karma Giulianelli won a complete defense verdict for DuPont in this Benlate products liability trial in Florida state court.  Before our involvement, DuPont had had some difficulty in these kinds of cases in this jurisdiction.  This time, plaintiffs' lawyers sought over $170 million in compensatory damages plus punitive damages, but after a six-week trial, the jury took only 5 hours before returning a complete defense verdict.

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