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Firefighting Foam Peshtigo, Wisconsin Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against Tyco Fire Products, LP, Chemguard, Inc., and ChemDesign Products, Inc. by residents of the town of Pestigo, Wisconsin. The complaint alleged that the companies are responsible for releases of perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS), including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), into groundwater at the Fire Technology Center or  Read more

Papermills and PFAS Contamination of Land and Water Maine Class Action

Plaintiff Nathan Saunders, who lives in Fairfield, Maine, found in early 2021 that his well water was contaminated with more than 12,910 parts per trillion (ppt) of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Health Advisory Limit is 70 ppt. This class action brings suit against companies associated with a number of  Read more

Papermills and PFAS Contamination of Land and Water Maine Complaint

Plaintiff Nathan Saunders, who lives in Fairfield, Maine, found in early 2021 that his well water was contaminated with more than 12,910 parts per trillion (ppt) of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Health Advisory Limit is 70 ppt. This class action brings suit against companies associated with a number of  Read more

Investigation of Toxic PFAS Chemicals in Makeup

When you apply your makeup, are you smoothing toxic chemicals over your face and in your lip and eye areas? You might be, if you’re using certain brands and types of makeup products, says a new study from Notre Dame University.  Read more

Parchment, Michigan Water Contamination Settlement

The sum of $11.9 million will settle a class action against 3M Company, Georgia-Pacific, LLC and Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products, LP about the contamination of water with PFAS chemicals in Parchment, Michigan. The complaint claimed that the contamination came from chemicals that found their way into Parchment’s water system from the paper mill, landfills, wastewater treatment  Read more

Thinx Underwear PFAS and Chemicals Massachusetts Class Action

Thinx, Inc. makes underpants that purportedly can be used in place of pads or tampons. The complaint for this class action alleges that the company’s advertising leads consumers to think the underwear is safe and healthy for women, while in reality, it contains harmful chemicals, including multiple polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and silver nanoparticles.  Read more

Thinx Underwear PFAS and Chemicals Massachusetts Complaint

Thinx, Inc. makes underpants that purportedly can be used in place of pads or tampons. The complaint for this class action alleges that the company’s advertising leads consumers to think the underwear is safe and healthy for women, while in reality, it contains harmful chemicals, including multiple polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and silver nanoparticles.  Read more

Firefighting Foam Water Contamination Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against Tyco Fire Products, LP, Chemguard, Inc., and ChemDesign Products, Inc. that alleges that their chemicals contaminated private drinking water sources with perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) in a certain portion of Peshtigo, Wisconsin. The settlement addresses claims of (1) loss of value to real property caused by the contamination of  Read more

Kroger “Compostable” Plates and Bowls California Class Action

This class action brings suit against the Kroger Company for a line of disposable plates and bowls, which Kroger markets as being compostable. The complaint alleges that they are not in fact compostable because they contain certain materials (PFAS) which do not break down and blend into the soil. On the contrary, the complaint says  Read more

Kroger “Compostable” Plates and Bowls California Complaint

This class action brings suit against the Kroger Company for a line of disposable plates and bowls, which Kroger markets as being compostable. The complaint alleges that they are not in fact compostable because they contain certain materials (PFAS) which do not break down and blend into the soil. On the contrary, the complaint says  Read more