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January 26, 2021

Wisconsin plans to sue over PFAS contamination

Source: https://fox11online.com/, January 22, 2021 Gov. Tony Evers’ administration is looking to hire outside attorneys to potentially file lawsuits over PFAS contamination. The administration announced Friday it will start soliciting bids from law firms. Evers will make the final decision on who to hire. The announcement did not say who the administration might sue. Read more.

January 26, 2021

$4 Billion PFAS Settlement: Why Downstream Commerce Companies Should Be Wary

Source: https://www.natlawreview.com/, January 26, 2021 On January 22, 2021, a $4 billion PFAS settlement was reached between DuPont de Nemours Inc., Chemours Co., and Corteva, Inc. for environmental liabilities stemming from PFAS pollution. In addition, an $83 million settlement was reached by the same companies with numerous plaintiffs in an Ohio Multi District Litigation (MDL) […]

January 25, 2021

DuPont, Chemours reach agreement over ‘forever chemicals’

Source: https://abcnews.go.com/, January 23, 2021 By: Randall Chase The Dupont Co. and its spinoff business Chemours have agreed to resolve legal disputes over environmental liabilities for pollution related to man-made chemicals associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health problems. The binding memorandum of understanding announced Friday comes just over a month after Delaware’s Supreme Court […]

January 21, 2021

“Forever Chemicals” Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Texas Community

Source: http://www.salamancapress.com/, January 19, 2021 By: Napoli Shkolnik PLLC Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has filed a class action lawsuit for the contamination of the groundwater relied upon private well owners in Lubbock, Texas. The class action complaint was filed against manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams (“AFFF”) containing perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and manufacturers of […]

January 21, 2021

Traces of PFAS found in abandoned Stanton landfill, city looks at next steps

Source: https://thedailynews.cc/, January 21, 2021 By: Brandon Schreur The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) and the city of Stanton are looking into a minor detection of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) found at an abandoned landfill north of Central Montcalm High School. In 2018, the state of Michigan passed legislature mandating that […]

January 21, 2021

Lawsuits and Limits Multiply With PFAS Chemicals Problem

Source: https://www.enr.com/, January 20, 2021 By Mary B. Powers Lawsuits and environmental cleanups are expected to grow exponentially for producers and even users of some 7,000 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known collectively as PFAS, as more states set exposure limits and Biden administration regulators weigh specific drinking water rules or declare as hazardous substances the […]

January 21, 2021

Dangerous bacteria detected in CalPERS’ Sacramento headquarters multiple times

Source: https://www.sacbee.com/, January 20 2021 By: Wes Venteicher CalPERS has found dangerous bacteria at significant levels in water throughout its headquarters buildings in downtown Sacramento, but has only notified employees about one test result from a year and a half ago, according to emails and reports obtained by The Sacramento Bee. The bacteria legionella was […]

January 20, 2021

NMED beings PFAS cleanup without military help

Source: https://nmpoliticalreport.com/, January 20, 2021 By: Kendra Chamberlain The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) selected a contractor to begin clean up efforts for PFAS contamination identified at two Air Force bases in the state. The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) use of a firefighting foam that contained PFAS compounds during training exercises caused the contamination. […]

January 20, 2021

You Can’t Always Get What You Want – “Economic Waste” in Construction Defect Claims

Source: https://www.lexology.com, January 15, 2021 By: Michael L. Meyer, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger famously sang, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you’ll find you get what you need.” Jagger wasn’t singing about damages in construction defect litigation. But his message rings true, especially […]

January 20, 2021

New York Supreme Court Allows Paint Company to Pursue Coverage for $102M Lead Paint Settlement

Source: https://www.jdsupra.com/, January 18, 2021 In Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London v. NL Industries Inc., a New York Supreme Court recently ruled that paint maker NL Industries Inc. may seek insurance coverage for its almost $102 million share of a settlement, stemming from a suit over the negative impact of the use of its lead-based paint […]

January 19, 2021

PG&E to pay up to $190M to clean up San Francisco marina polluted by long-closed gas plant

Source: https://ktla.com/, January 15, 2021 Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the nation’s largest utility, has agreed to pay up to $190 million to clean up and revitalize a San Francisco harbor that was polluted by a long-closed gas plant, it was announced Friday. The agreement, announced by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, involves the Marina Small […]

January 19, 2021

State suing feds over contamination on Joint Base, other federal facilities

Source: https://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/, January 15, 2021 By: George Woolston New Jersey is suing the federal government over its use of toxic chemicals that contaminated the groundwater and drinking water on and around Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced the lawsuit Thursday. Read more.

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