NY Federal Judge: Defendants Must Face 24 Water Lawsuits

June 8, 2020

Source: Law360

A New York federal judge has ruled that Dow Chemical Co., Ferro Corp. and Vulcan Materials Corp. must face claims from two dozen New York water authorities and municipalities alleging they allowed a toxic chemical to get into their groundwater.

Paul J. Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, representing Hicksville Water District in a related case not included in the order, told Law360 that he approved of the judge’s decision.

“Our client is one of many water districts across Long Island which has sued manufacturers and distributors of this toxic chemical that has contaminated their public drinking water supply wells,” he said. “The water suppliers are now saddled with the high costs of testing, monitoring, and installing special water filtration systems that remove 1,4-Dioxane to protect the public health.”

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