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Publication Archive: PFOA Water Contamination

Law.com Editor’s Pick Selects $17.5M AFFF Settlement

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Source: Law.com Critical Mass
Law.com’s global newsroom covers litigation at every level, from bet-the-company cases involving multinational litigants to local personal injury lawsuits with statewide implications. Here you’ll find the best of our litigation trend analysis and in-depth commentary from practitioners and judges, along with our coverage of key players, breaking news, game-changing rulings, major recoveries and international cases.…Read the article

Paul Napoli Quoted on $17.5M AFFF Settlement

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Source: Spectrum News1
A group representing residents in the Town of Peshtigo have reached a $17.5 million settlement with Tyco, a company that produces firefighting foam in Wisconsin near Marinette, over contamination of a manmade set of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — or PFAS.. DownloadRead the article

PFAS Contamination $17.5M Settlement for Community

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Source: Wisconsin State Journal
Johnson Controls has agreed to pay $17.5 million to Peshtigo area residetns whose water was contaminated by “forever chemicals” from a manufacturing plant in Marinette. DownloadRead the article

Paul Napoli Quoted: $17.5 AFFF Litigation Settlement

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Source: USA Today Network
Tyco Fire Products, a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, is settling a class-action lawsuit with 271 households for $17.5 million, according to attorney Paul Napoli, of Napoli Shkolnik Law Firm. Also named in the lawsuit are Chemguard Inc. and ChemDesign Inc., according to court documents. DownloadRead the article

Law360 Quotes Paul Napoli on $17.5M AFFF Settlement

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Source: Law360
A Johnson Controls entity agreed to pay $17.5 million to resolve claims from hundreds of homeowners in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, that their water was contaminated by chemicals in a firefighting foam, in what attorneys said Thursday is the first agreement of its kind in sprawling multidistrict litigation. “This settlement marks a significant step in victims’ efforts…Read the article

Greene County (NY) Joins PFAS Litigation

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Source: The Register Star
Greene County lawmakers approved a retainer agreement with Long Island-based Napoli Shkolnik in a lawsuit against manufacturers of chemicals used in at the county’s firefighting training center in Cario, which are present in the municipal drinking water.Read the article

PFAS Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Tampa Bay Water

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Source: Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay Water, the regional supplier of drinking water for more than 2.5 million people, is suing chemical companies including DuPont and 3M over environmental contamination from flame retardants. “Motivated by billions of dollars in profits, the DuPont Defendants and 3M have intentionally withheld, suppressed, minimalized, diminished, marginalized, misrepresented, and obfuscated factual information in their…Read the article

2nd Circuit Says Hoosick Falls PI Claims Are Fair Game

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Source: Law360
The ruling affirms Judge Kahn’s 2017 decision to allow claims by residents of the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, for damages related to medical monitoring to advance, as well as their personal injury, property damage, trespass and nuisance claims. The residents say they ingested PFOA-laced water as a result of contamination from one or…Read the article

NYLJ: Hoosick Falls Water Contamination Case Moves Forward

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Source: New York Law Journal
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday allowed residents of Hoosick Falls to proceed with a lawsuit alleging that Honeywell International Inc. and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. contaminated their water supply with toxic chemicals from a factory in the upstate New York town.Read the article

Waterloo Retains NS for Seneca Lake Contamination Lawsuit

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Source: Finger Lakes Times
The Village Board will join a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturer of aqueous film-forming foam. Also known as AFFF, the foam has been identified as a contaminant in Seneca Lake, the source of the village’s public water supply. The board voted to retain New York City-based Napoli Shkolnik, one of the nation’s largest environmental law…Read the article