The lawyer representing a whistleblower who lost his False Claims Act lawsuit against DuPont chemical company said the case isn’t dead and that his client would explore other options in holding the company liable for an alleged leak of cancer causing gases. Jeffrey Simoneaux, a 22-year employee of DuPont’s sulfuric acid plant in Burnside, La., filed the whistleblower lawsuit in 2012, alleging the company escaped paying fines for its environmental pollution by concealing the leaks from regulators. Mr. Simoneaux’s lawsuit asserted that DuPont owes the federal government $25,000 per day for every day its plant, situated near a residential neighborhood ... Read More
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