Publication Archive: PFOA Water Contamination

City of Dayton Files PFAS Contamination Lawsuit

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Source: ABC22 NOW
The City of Dayton announced Wednesday that it has filed a lawsuit against companies in connection with chemicals that were found in the city’s water supply. In February, the city found elevated levels of PFAS in the water supply near Huffman Dam, which is near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Since then, officials have been working…Read the article

National Law Journal Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Foam Lawsuits

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Source: National Law Journal
Manufacturers of foams used to fight fuel fires have asked to coordinate about 85 lawsuits that allege toxic chemicals in their products have leaked into drinking water, putting residents at risk of getting cancer and other illnesses. The cases span seven states: Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington. 3M Co. filed a motion two days later to…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Paul Napoli on PFOA Water Contamination

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Source: Law360
Tyco Fire Products LP, 3M Co. and other companies that produced a fire suppressant foam have told a Massachusetts federal court that a suit filed by a group of Cape Cod residents claiming the product caused illnesses should be tossed, arguing the allegations couldn’t properly be connected to specific manufacturers. Paul Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik…Read the article

Former Military Base Residents Sues Foam Manufacturers

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Source: The Legal Intelligencer
A Florida man who lived on the former Warminster military base as a teenager and developed testicular cancer twice as an adult is suing several manufacturers of firefighting foams, used for decades at area military bases and believed to be the source the perfluorinated chemicals PFOS and PFOA found in groundwater and drinking water. The…Read the article

WBOC Quotes Louise Caro on Blades Water Contamination Suit

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Source: WBOC16 Delaware
The law firm Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has announced plans to file a class action lawsuit after the town of Blades’ water was found to have elevated levels of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs). Louise Caro, the firm’s environmental law department head, says they’ve had a number of people approach them with health concerns, such as thyroid issues and pregnancy complications. She says right…Read the article

PFOA/PFOS Water Contamination Lawsuit Filed in Hyannis

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Source: Cape Cod Times
The lawsuit names as defendants five manufacturers of firefighting foams containing perfluorinated chemicals PFOS and PFOA, which are believed to have contaminated wells serving residents in Hyannis, Hyannisport and West Hyannisport. The foams were previously used at the nearby Barnstable County Fire and Rescue Training Academy. The plaintiffs are seeking the establishment of a medical…Read the article

Fairchild Air Force Base Area Residents: PFOA/PFOS Issues

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Source: The Spokesman-Review
Nearly 100 people who live near Fairchild Air Force Base have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against manufacturers of a firefighting foam that has contaminated the area’s water supply. The plaintiffs claim they have suffered from an array of serious health problems caused by the water contamination, which resulted from decades of foam runoff from…Read the article

Hampton Bays Water District Sues Over Contaminated Water

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Source: New York Newsday
Napoli Shkolnik, which has an office in Melville, filed the lawsuit in state Supreme Court against several defendants who allegedly contaminated wells in the Hampton Bays Water District. The firm previously represented the town and the water district in a federal lawsuit against the manufacturers of fuel additive MTBE that contaminated Long Island groundwater and…Read the article

Hampton Bays Water District Files Well Contamination Lawsuit

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Tate Kunkle, an attorney for the Hampton Bays Water District and Southampton Town filed a lawsuit this week against five manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams that contain the pair of chemicals that have contaminated drinking water wells in Hampton Bays. The Hampton Bays Water District is seeking to recover “substantial past and future damages” for…Read the article

The Verdict Newsletter – Winter 2017-2018

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Source: Napoli Shkolnik PLLC
In this issue, we discuss several new court appointments for our key attorneys: Paul Napoli’s appointment as Co-Lead Counsel in the New York Opioid Cost Recovery Litigation Hunter Shkolnik’s appointment as Co-Liaison Counsel in the Flint Water Crisis Litigation Shayna Sacks’s appointment to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the nationwide Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) Litigation Senior…Read the article