michiman, I haven't heard of anyone being able to get DuPont, through the resolution, to pay the removal costs directly to the property owner even though they are the ones damaged and should have that compensation. That's one of the big problems with that resolution, and it seems, this recent class settlement. I believe that ALL compensation should be paid directly to the one who was damaged, the homeowner. Then, the homeowner arranges who they want working on their property. It's such a reasonable thing, but one in which DuPont seems against, maybe because of them trying to appease the LCOs? Not saying that's the reason, it just seems strange to insist on paying a third party instead of the property owner.
Also, there are firms working on these cases that don't ask 40%.