Publication Source Archive: Legal Newsline

Scholar: PFAS Regulations Are Tied to Science and Politics

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A federal multidistrict litigation proceeding has commenced in South Carolina, where more than 100 lawsuits have been consolidated. Some have called PFAS “the next asbestos” because of the potential for decades of litigation. States have used varying strategies to determine their maximum toxicity levels, which would explain why they haven’t reached a consensus maximum contaminant…Read the article

Legal NewsLine Quotes Partner on $40M BCBS Lawsuit

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Four substance abuse treatment centers in Michigan have filed a lawsuit against an insurance company over claims that it “slashed” reimbursement rates, or did not pay, for the treatment of patients at their facilities. Central to the dispute is the fact that the four centers are all out of network – one subsequently applied to…Read the article

Tate Kunkle Quoted on PFAS Lawsuits by LegalNewsLine

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As the federal government determines the toxicity level for humans exposed to chemicals known as PFAS, new lawsuits allege harm to cows. Cases abound that allege PFAS – which are found in firefighting foam, waterproof clothing and nonstick cookware – have made their way into the bloodstreams of plaintiffs. Two of the most unusual requests…Read the article

Dayton, OH Files Federal Water Contamination Lawsuit

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The City of Dayton filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against multiple defendants alleging strict liability, negligence and other counts. The complaint outlines how the City seeks to recover damages for the treatment of removal of contamination allegedly from the defendants’ products from its public drinking water supply.…Read the article

Kibbles ‘n Bits Allegedly Contains Euthanizing Substance

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New York consumer claims that the manufacturers of Kibbles ‘n Bits dog food failed to disclose the food allegedly contains a substance “largely used to euthanize animals.” According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges the defendants’ Kibbles ‘n Bits dog food contains pentobarbital, “a barbiturate drug used as a sedative and anesthetic for animals. Pentobarbital…Read the article

Uber Driver Alleges Uber Boost Services Fees Illegal

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A North Carolina man and Uber driver alleges the ride-hailing company unlawfully takes a service fee charge out of Boost and Surge calculations. Martin Dulberg, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on March 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Uber Technologies Inc.…Read the article

Yaphank Residents Sue Over Alleged Water Contamination

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Residents of Yaphank, New York allege that their water supply has been contaminated by chemicals in foam used for fighting fires.The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and designation of the named plaintiffs as class representatives, establishment of a medical monitoring protocol. They are represented by Tate J. Kunkle of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC in Mellville,…Read the article