Paul Napoli Quoted on Multi-District Firefighting Foam Case

August 21, 2019

Source: Chemical Watch

Paul Napoli, co-lead counsel from the law firm Napoli Shkolnik, which is acting for a number of the plaintiffs, told Chemical Watch that the burden of dealing with PFAS contamination falls on municipalities to make sure engineering controls are up to date.

“To avoid forcing resident ratepayers to cover the additional treatment costs through higher bills, water providers will be forced to bring lawsuits against the manufacturers of the AFFF and companies that sent PFAS-containing waste to airports, etc, that ended up impacting the water
districts,” he said.

More cases are expected to be filed or transferred to the MDL in the coming months. And in a paper on the litigation, Mr. Napoli wrote that “potentially billions of dollars of claims are at stake against the manufacturers over AFFF products”.

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