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August 17, 2022

NORTH CAROLINA FEDERAL COURT HOLDS “HAZARDOUS MATERIALS” EXCLUSION DOES NOT BAR DUTY TO DEFEND UNDER CGL POLICY FOR BODILY INJURY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF DIRECT EXPOSURE TO PFAS

Source: https://www.whiteandwilliams.com, October 22, 2020 By: Paul A. Briganti On October 19, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina held that a “hazardous materials” exclusion contained in a CGL policy did not preclude a duty to defend the insured against claims alleging bodily injury resulting from direct exposure to perfluorooctane […]

August 2, 2022

Fairborn sues forever chemical manufacturers

Source: https://www.wyso.org/, July 31, 2022 By: Chris Welter The City of Fairborn is suing 32 chemical manufacturers for allegedly contaminating one of the city’s back-up wells with “forever chemicals.” “Forever chemicals,” or PFAS, are extremely difficult to break down because of their strong chemical bonds, so they can end up sticking around for a long time […]

June 28, 2022

Coverage Doesn’t Stick In Teflon Dispute

Source: https://www.mondaq.com/, June 28, 2022 By: Erin E. Lamb, Freeman Mathis & Gary At its Petersburg, New York plant, Tonoga, Inc. made products and materials coated with polytetrafluoroethylene, better known by its trade name, Teflon. Before 2013, when making Teflon, Tonoga used perfluorooctanoic acid, perfluorooctane sulfonate, or a combination of both. These are man-made chemicals […]

June 16, 2022

New Jersey sues Ford over Ringwood pollution, seeking millions in damages

Source: https://www.northjersey.com/, June 16, 2022 By: Scott Fallon New Jersey filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. on Thursday seeking millions of dollars in damages for widespread pollution dumped more than 50 years ago in Upper Ringwood next to a neighborhood that has been home to generations of Native Americans. It is the latest action taken […]

May 25, 2022

Massachusetts sues companies over use of ‘forever chemicals’

Source: https://www.greenwichtime.com/, May 25, 2022 By: Mark Pratt Massachusetts has sued more than a dozen companies involved in the manufacture or marketing of so-called forever chemicals, alleging they knowingly polluted the environment and endangered public health, state Attorney General Maura Healey said Wednesday. The companies have known about the dangers of PFAS chemicals — found […]

May 24, 2022

Companies Face Billions in Damages as PFAS Lawsuits Flood Courts

Source: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/, May 23, 2022 For years, plaintiffs’ lawyers suing over health and environmental damage from so called forever chemicals, known collectively as PFAS, focused on one set of deep pockets—E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. But over the past two years, there’s been a seismic shift in the legal landscape as awareness […]

May 19, 2022

San Diego files lawsuit over toxic PFAS chemicals in water

Source: https://www.cbs8.com/, May 18, 2022 By: Jasmine Ramirez he City of San Diego is suing more than 20 companies over decades-long water contamination from toxic chemical called PFAS. The lawsuit claims manufacturers like 3M, DuPont, and Raytheon made firefighting foam that contained PFAS and alleges the companies concealed “knowledge about the grave environmental and human […]

May 17, 2022

Maine Attorney General Plans to Sue Over PFAS Contamination

Source: https://www.usnews.com/, May 17, 2022 Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey said the state is preparing for a lawsuit against manufacturers of so-called forever chemicals. Frey said at the Democratic State Convention last weekend that steps are being taken to “hold these chemical manufacturers to account.” He said an announcement could be made within weeks. Read more.

April 29, 2022

EPA seeks feedback on cleanup plan for Peck Iron and Metal site in Portsmouth

Source: https://www.wavy.com/, April 27, 2022 By: Sarah Fearing The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking for public feedback on a proposed cleanup plan for sediment and soil contamination at a site in Portsmouth. According to an EPA document, the 33-acre Peck Iron and Metal site was previously home to a scrap metal processing […]

June 25, 2020

Lotte Chemical downstream loss triples to around $600mn

Source: Insurance Insider, June 25, 2020 By: Anna Sagar The loss from a March explosion at a South Korean petrochemical plant has expanded from about $200mn to around $600mn after BI claims inflated the original tally, Insurance Insider understands.   Marsh is the broker of Lotte Chemical’s downstream energy property policy, with the loss expected to hit carriers […]

July 27, 2018

Toxins found in Upper Dublin drinking water; EPA holds forum to address concerns

Source: https://6abc.com, July 26, 2018 By: Vernon Odum The tap water in Upper Dublin Township is widely believed by local residents to be dangerously contaminated by firefighting agents from military bases in this area of Montgomery County. The acronym for the contaminating chemical in question is PFAS, which stands for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances. According […]

November 13, 2017

UPDATE: Mountaire cited for contaminating groundwater

Source: http://www.capegazette.com, November 10, 2017 By: Maddy Lauria Company must provide neighbors with clean water State officials say Mountaire Farms’ Millsboro plant has been polluting groundwater and failing to comply with its state permit to dispose of wastewater on nearby farm fields. Health risks because of the pollution require Mountaire to provide its immediate neighbors with […]

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