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Robert Bilott
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Robert Bilott (amụrụ n'August 2, 1965) bụ onye ọka iwu gburugburu ebe obibi nke America si Cincinnati, Ohio. A maara Bilott maka ikpe ikpe megide DuPont n'aha ndị gbara akwụkwọ merụrụ ahụ site n'ihe mkpofu juru n'ime ime obodo na West Virginia. Bilott ejirila ihe karịrị afọ iri abụọ na-agba akwụkwọ maka mkpofu kemịkalụ perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) na perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS)..

Okwu ikpe Bilott bụ ntọala maka ihe ndekọ aha ya bụ Exposure: Water Poisoned, Cororate Graed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPont. Ọ bịara na-abawanye nlebara anya mgbasa ozi na njedebe 2010 wee pụta ìhè karịa site na ihe nkiri 2019 Ọchịchịrị Ọchịchị (ihe nkiri 2019) na akwụkwọ akụkọ 2018 Ekwensu Anyị Maara nke dekọtara agha iwu ya na Dupont. Nlebara anya ọhaneze a butere ọtụtụ ihe nrite, gụnyere onyinye mba ụwa Right Livelihood Award.

Oge ọ malitere[dezie | dezie ebe o si]

A mụrụ Bilott na August 2, 1965, na Albany, New York.[1] Nna Bilot jere ozi na United States Air Force, na Bilot nọrọ oge ọ bụ nwata na ọtụtụ ọdụ ụgbọ elu. N'ihi na ezinụlọ na-akwaga ugboro ugboro, Bilott gara ụlọ akwụkwọ asatọ dị iche iche tupu ya agụchaa akwụkwọ na Fairborn High School na Fairborn, Ohio. O nwetara nzere bachelọ nke Arts na sayensị ndọrọ ndọrọ ọchịchị na ọmụmụ obodo site na New College of Florida. O nwetara Juris Dọkịta na Mahadum Ohio State Moritz College of Law na 1990.[2][3]

Ọrụ[dezie | dezie ebe o si]

A nabatara Bilott n'ụlọikpe n'afọ 1990 wee malite ọrụ iwu ya na Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP na Cincinnati, Ohio[4] Ruo afọ asatọ ọ rụrụ ọrụ maka ndị ahịa nnukwu ụlọ ọrụ na nka ya na-agbachitere ụlọ ọrụ kemịkal.[3][5] Ọ ghọrọ onye mmekọ na ụlọ ọrụ ahụ na 1998.[1]

Omume mbụ megide DuPont[dezie | dezie ebe o si]

Bilott nọchitere anya Wilbur Tennant nke Parkersburg, West Virginia nke ehi ya na-anwụ.[1] Ugbo ahụ dị n'okpuru mmiri site na ebe a na-ekpofu ahịhịa ebe DuPont na-atụfu ọtụtụ narị tọn perfluorooctanoic acid. N'oge ọkọchị nke afọ 1999, Bilott tinyere akwụkwọ megide DuPont na United States District Court maka Southern District nke West Virginia. Na nzaghachi, DuPont dụrụ ọdụ na DuPont na United States Environmental Protection Agency ga-enye iwu nyocha nke ihe onwunwe onye ọrụ ugbo ahụ, nke ndị dọkịta anụmanụ atọ DuPont họọrọ na atọ ndị Environmental Protection Institute họọrọ. Mgbe a tọhapụrụ akụkọ ahụ, ọ boro ndị Tennants ụta maka ehi na-anwụ anwụ na-azọrọ na ọ bụ ọrụ ugbo na-adịghị mma kpatara ya: "ihe na-edozi ahụ, nlekọta anụmanụ ezughi oke na enweghị njikwa nnụnụ".[5]

Mgbe Bilott chọpụtara na ọtụtụ puku tọn nke PFOA DuPont tụbara n'ebe a na-ekpofu ahịhịa dị n'akụkụ ala Tennants nakwa na PFOA nke DuPont na-emetọ mmiri ndị gbara obodo ahụ gburugburu, DuPont doziri ikpe Tennants. N'ọnwa Ọgọstụ afọ 2001, Bilott gbara akwụkwọ megide DuPont n'aha ihe dị ka mmadụ pụkụ ịrị asaa nọ na West Virginia na Ohio nwere mmiri ọṅụṅụ PFOA metọrọ nke e doziri na Septemba afọ 2004, yana uru klas ruru ihe karịrị nde dọla narị atọ, gụnyere DuPont kwetara ịwụnye ụlọ ọrụ nzacha na mpaghara mmiri isii metụtara na ọtụtụ olulu mmiri onwe onye metụtara, onyinye ego nde dọla ịrị asaa, na ndokwa maka nlekota ahụike nke DuPont ga-akwụ ụgwọ ruo nde dọla narị abụọ na ịrị atọ na ise ma ọ bụrụ na njikọ sayensị nwere onwe ya n'etiti ọrịa PFO.[1]

Mgbe kọmitii sayensị nwere onwe ya nke ndị otu ahụ họọrọ (ma achọrọ n'okpuru nkwekọrịta ahụ ka DuPont kwụọ ụgwọ) chọpụtara na enwere njikọ dị n'etiti ịṅụ PFOA na ọrịa kansa akụrụ, ọrịa testicular, ọrịa thyroid, cholesterol dị elu, pre-eclampsia, na ulcerative colitis, Bilott malitere imeghe ikpe maka mmerụ ahụ onwe onye megide DuPont n'aha ndị ọrụ mmiri Ohio na West Virginia metụtara, nke site na 2015 ruru ihe karịrị pụkụ atọ na narị ịse . Mgbe ọ tụfuru atọ mbụ maka $ 19.7 nde, na 2017 DuPont kwetara idozi ihe ndị fọdụrụ n'ime ikpe ndị na-echere mgbe ahụ maka $ 671.7 nde.[1] Ọtụtụ ikpe ndị ọzọ e tinyere mgbe nkwekọrịta 2017 gasịrị ka e doziri na 2021 maka nde $ 83 ọzọ (nke a mara ọkwa na nkwekọrịta ijeri $ 4 n'etiti DuPont na spin-off ya, Chemours, maka ụgwọ PFAS), na-eweta ngụkọta ọnụ ahịa nkwekọrịta na ikpe mmerụ ahụ onwe onye maka ndị kpughere PFOA na mmiri ọṅụṅụ ha karịa nde $ 753.[6]

Omume ndị ọzọ[dezie | dezie ebe o si]

N'afọ 2018, Bilott tinyere akwụkwọ ikpe ọhụrụ na-achọ ọmụmụ ihe ọhụrụ na nnwale nke nnukwu ìgwè nke kemịkal PFAS n'aha otu klas mba niile nke onye ọ bụla nọ na United States nwere kemịkalị PFAS n"ọbara ha, megide ọtụtụ ndị na-emepụta PFAS, gụnyere 3M, DuPont, na Chemours.[7] Ikpe ọhụrụ a na-aga n'ihu site na Mee 2020[update].[8] N'ọnwa Machị 2022, ụlọ ikpe gọọmentị etiti na-ahụ maka ikpe ahụ kwadoro ikpe ahụ ka ọ gaa n'ihu dị ka ihe omume klas maka ọtụtụ nde mmadụ nwere PFAS n'ọbara ha.[9]

Nkwupụta mgbasa ozi[dezie | dezie ebe o si]

N'afọ 2016, akụkọ Bilott bụ ihe a na-elekwasị anya n'akụkọ mkpuchi nke Nathaniel Rich gosipụtara na New York Times Magazine, nke akpọrọ, "The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare". E mechara bipụta akụkọ Rich n'akwụkwọ ya, Second Nature (2021). E gosipụtakwara ọrụ Bilott n'isiokwu dị ukwuu na The Huffington Post ("Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg") na The Intercept (ọtụtụ akụkụ The Teflon Toxin series).

Robert Bilott bụ onye dere akwụkwọ ncheta a ma ama Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPont, nke mbụ Atria Books bipụtara n'asụsụ Bekee na 2019, ma mesịa sụgharịa ya n'asụsụ Chinese (2022) na Japanese (2023).[10][11][12] Jeremy Bobb na-akọ akụkọ akwụkwọ ọdịyo ahụ na isi nke mbụ nke Mark Ruffalo kọrọ. Akụkọ Bilott ghọkwara ihe ndabere maka Dark Waters, ihe nkiri 2019 nke Mark Ruffalo dị ka Bilott, na Anne Hathaway dị ka nwunye Bilott, Sarah Barlage. Akụkọ a gosipụtakwara na ihe ngosi ogologo oge The Devil We Know; ihe ngosi Swedish, The Toxic Compromise; bụ isiokwu nke uri ahụ, Watershed nke onye na-ede uri US Laureate Tracy K. Smith; bụ isiokwu "Toxic Waters" nke ihe ngosi ọtụtụ akụkụ, Parched, nke gosipụtara na ọwa National Geographic TV na 2017.

Ọ bụkwa isiokwu maka abụ na vidiyo "Deep in the Water" nke The Gary Douglas Band, na abụ "Blank" / "Worker" nke emo revival band The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die.[13] Ọ pụtakwara na Devil Put The Coal In The Ground, ihe ngosi 2022 banyere nhụjuanya na mbibi nke ụlọ ọrụ coal na ọdịda ya kpatara.[14] Bilott dekwara okwu mbido nke akwụkwọ Forever Chemicals Environmental, Economic, and Social Equity Concerns with PFAS in the Environment, nke CRC Press bipụtara na 2021.[15] Ọ pụtakwara na ihe nkiri e wepụtara na 2023 nke akpọrọ, Burned: Protecting the Protectors, nke na-elekwasị anya na ngosipụta PFAS n'etiti ndị ọrụ mgbanyụ ọkụ.[16]

Onyinye[dezie | dezie ebe o si]

N'afọ 2017, Bilott nwetara onyinye nrite nri nri mba ụwa, nke a makwaara dị ka "Nrite Nobel Nhọrọ," maka ọtụtụ iri afọ ọrụ ya na nsogbu mmetọ kemịkalụ PFAS, ma gosipụta ya na stampụ enyere na Austria, na-echeta onyinye ahụ.

N'afọ 2020, Bilott so na mgbasa ozi "Fight Forever Chemicals" na mgbasa ozi mgbasa ozi nke bụ onye mmeri na ntụrụndụ na onye ikpeazụ na Global Campaign, Media Partnership maka mgbasa ozi mmekọrịta Shorty Awards. "Fight Forever Chemicals" nwetakwara ihe nrite ọla edo na gburugburu ebe obibi nakwa nchebe.[17]

Bilott na-eje ozi na bọọdụ ndị nduzi maka Less Cancer, bọọdụ ndị nlekọta maka Green Umbrella, ma rụọ ọrụ na bọọdụ alumni maka New College of Florida site na 2018-2021.[18] N'afọ 2021, Bilott natara nzere Doctor of Laws Degree site na New College of Florida na nzere Doctor of Science Degree site n'usoro mmụta sayensị gburugburu ebe obibi nke Mahadum Ohio State.[19]

Ọ bụkwa onye otu na Right Livelihood College, Prọfesọ Honorary na National University of Cordoba na Argentina, na onye nkuzi na Yale School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences.[20]

Onyinye na mmata[dezie | dezie ebe o si]

  • 2005Àtụ:SndTrial Lawyer of the Year. Presented by The Trial Lawyers For Public Justice Foundation.[3]
  • 2006Àtụ:SndSuper Lawyer Rising Star. Selected by Cincinnati Magazine.[3]
  • 2008Àtụ:Snd100 Top Trial Lawyers from Ohio. Named by American Trial Lawyers Association.[3]
  • 2008Àtụ:SndPresent Leading Lawyer Honoree. Name by Cincy Magazine Environmental Law.
  • 2010Àtụ:SndPresent Honoree, Environmental Law, Litigation. Named by Best Lawyers in America.
  • 2011Àtụ:SndPresent Top Local Plaintiff Litigation Star Honoree. Presented by Benchmark Plaintiff.
  • 2014Àtụ:SndClarence Darrow Award Honoree. Presented by Mass Tort Bar.
  • 2016Àtụ:SndGiraffe Hero Commendation Honoree. Presented by Giraffe Heroes Project.
  • 2016Àtụ:SndJoined the board of the Next Generation Choices Foundation (a.k.a. Less Cancer) "to support its mission in championing education and policy that will help prevent cancer."[21]
  • 2017Àtụ:SndPresent Class Action Honoree. Presented by Kentucky Super Lawyers.[22]
  • 2017Àtụ:SndRight Livelihood Award. Presented by The Right Livelihood Foundation (December 1, 2017).[1][23]
  • 2017Àtụ:SndMVP for Class Action Honoree. Named by Law360.
  • 2019Àtụ:SndLawyer of the Year in LitigationÀtụ:SndEnvironmental. Named by Best Lawyers.[24]
  • 2020Àtụ:SndPublic Interest Environmental Law David Brower Lifetime Achievement Award.[25]
  • 2020Àtụ:SndKentucky Bar Association Distinguished Lawyer Award.[26]
  • 2020Àtụ:SndBig Fish Award. Presented by Riverkeeper Fishermen's Ball.[27]
  • 2020Àtụ:SndConsumer Safety Award. Presented by the Kentucky Justice Association. [28]
  • 2021Àtụ:SndLawyer of the Year in LitigationÀtụ:SndEnvironmental. Named by Best Lawyers.[29]
  • 2021Àtụ:SndHonorary Doctor of Laws Degree from New College of Florida.
  • 2022Àtụ:SndLawyer of the Year in Environmental LawÀtụ:SndCincinnati. Named by Best Lawyers.[30]
  • 2023Àtụ:SndLawyer of the Year in LitigationÀtụ:SndEnvironmentalÀtụ:SndCincinnati. Named by Best Lawyers.[31]
  • 2023Àtụ:SndEnvironmental Working Group's Changemaker Award.[32]
  • 2023Àtụ:SndMulticultural Health Institute's Community Champion Award.

Ndụ onwe onye[dezie | dezie ebe o si]

N'afọ 1996, Bilott lụrụ Sarah Barlage. Ha nwere ụmụ atọ, Teddy, Charlie na Tony.[2]

Edensibia[dezie | dezie ebe o si]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Robert Bilott. The Right Livelihood Award. Retrieved on 2019-12-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rich. "The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare", New York Times, 6 April 2016. Retrieved on 7 December 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Robert Bilott. thenationaltriallawyers.org. Archived from the original on December 9, 2019. Retrieved on December 9, 2019.
  4. Robert A. Bilott | People | Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. www.taftlaw.com.
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Lawyer Who became Dupont's worst nightmare, New York Times, 6 January 2016
  6. "DuPont, Chemours in $4 Billion 'Forever Chemicals' Cost Pact", Bloomberg.com, 2021-01-22. Retrieved on 2021-02-15. (in en)
  7. Lerner (October 6, 2018). Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Targets DuPont, Chemours, 3M, and Other Makers of PFAS Chemicals. Retrieved on December 6, 2019.
  8. Schlanger (May 29, 2019). DuPont and 3M knowingly contaminated drinking water across the US, lawsuits allege. Retrieved on December 6, 2019.
  9. Taft Wins Class Certification in PFAS Suit | News | Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP (en). www.taftlaw.com. Retrieved on 2022-03-28.
  10. Rivlin. "For 'Erin Brockovich' Fans, a David vs. Goliath Tale With a Twist", The New York Times, October 14, 2019.
  11. 豆瓣网2020年度外语电影高分榜上榜影片《黑水》原型事件全纪实。孤勇律师亲述与美国化工巨头的至暗交锋。平民英雄的二十年维权之路。. Retrieved on 2022-12-13.
  12. 毒の水:PFAS汚染に立ち向かったある弁護士の20年. Retrieved on 2023-04-06.
  13. Trang (2021-11-02). Yes, There's a Song About the Parkersburg/DuPont PFAS Crisis on the New TWIABP album (en). Retrieved on 2021-11-09.
  14. Devil Put the Coal in the Ground (en-US). Devil Put the Coal in the Ground. Retrieved on 2022-03-28.
  15. Kempisty (2021). Forever Chemicals. DOI:10.1201/9781003024521. ISBN 9781003024521. 
  16. BURNED: Protecting Our Protectors (en-US). Ethereal Films. Retrieved on 2023-01-31.
  17. Participant's Fight Forever Chemicals Campaign - the Shorty Awards.
  18. Green Umbrella - Board of Trustees.
  19. Bilott To Be Awarded Honorary Degree From The Ohio State University | News | Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP (en). www.taftlaw.com. Retrieved on 2021-12-22.
  20. Bilott Appointed to Rank of Lecturer at Yale School of Public Health | News | Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP (en). www.taftlaw.com. Retrieved on 2021-07-02.
  21. Bilott Joins Less Cancer Board. TaftLaw.com. Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. Retrieved on 16 December 2019.
  22. Top Rated Covington, KY Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney | Robert Bilott.
  23. Alternative Nobel Prize awarded to four activists. CBS News (September 26, 2017). Retrieved on December 8, 2019.
  24. Robert A. Bilott. bestlawyers.com. Retrieved on December 9, 2019.
  25. David Brower Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Robert Bilott | PIELC. pielc.org (18 February 2020). Archived from the original on 2020-07-03. Retrieved on 2020-05-20.
  26. Taft attorney who inspired Mark Ruffalo film wins prestigious award. www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved on 2020-05-20.
  27. Meet Riverkeeper's 2020 Fishermen's Ball honorees (12 June 2020). Archived from the original on 8 March 2021. Retrieved on 9 May 2023.
  28. Kentucky Justice Association (en). www.facebook.com. Retrieved on 2020-09-23.
  29. Robert A. BilottÀtụ:SndCincinnati, OHÀtụ:SndLawyer. blrankings-bl2-prod-eastus2-app.azurewebsites.net. Retrieved on 2020-08-25.
  30. 14 Taft Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® 2022 | News | Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP (en). www.taftlaw.com. Retrieved on 2021-08-19.
  31. Best Ohio Environmental Lawyers | Best Lawyers (en). www.bestlawyers.com. Retrieved on 2023-04-07.
  32. Bilott To Receive EWG Changemaker Award | News | Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP (en). www.taftlaw.com. Retrieved on 2023-04-26.

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