Court upholds dismissal of Chemours lawsuit against DuPont

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DOVER, DE (AP) — Delaware’s Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that the DuPont Co. massively downplayed the cost of environmental liabilities imposed on spinoff company Chemours.

The court issued a one-page ruling dated Tuesday affirming the dismissal.

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Chemours sued DuPont last year, alleging that DuPont deliberately lowballed the cost of environmental liabilities Chemours would face in reimbursing DuPont for pollution related to certain human-made chemicals.

Those chemicals have been used in firefighting foam, nonstick cookware, water-repellent clothing, and many other household and personal items.

They sometimes are referred to as “forever chemicals” because of their longevity in the environment.