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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

Somerset Mill in Maine

Neutrogena and Aveeno Sunscreens Benzene Content Class Action

The complaint begins by pointing out, “Consumers purchase sunscreen in order to decrease the risk of developing skin cancer.” But what if a sunscreen contains a carcinogen? The complaint for this class action brings suit against Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. (JJCI) for its Aveeno and Neutrogena sunscreens, alleging that they contain benzene, a substance  Read more

Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray Label

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

Peshtigo Fire Museum, Peshtigo, Wisconsin

Picato Gel Alleged to Be “Worthless” Class Action

Does Picato gel increase the risk of squamous cell skin cancer? The complaint for this class action says it does and declares the medicine “defectively manufactured and unfit for [its] intended purpose[.]” It brings suit against LEO Pharma, Inc. and LEO Pharma AS for breach of the implied warranty of merchantability, claiming that Picato is  Read more

Picato Gel

Fort Lauderdale Lincoln Park Incinerator Settlement

The City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida is settling two class actions centering three properties it owns, (1) the site of the former Lincoln Park incinerator, (2) the former Lincoln Park Elementary School, and (3) Lincoln Park. Parts of the properties may have been contaminated with dumps and storage of ash from the incinerator, which was  Read more

Soil Contamination Sign

Sterilization Companies Ethylene Oxide Emissions Illinois Class Action

Ethylene oxide (EtO) is a carcinogen, says the complaint for this class action. It brings suit against three manufacturing and sterilization facilities in Willowbrook, Illinois, alleging that they emitted EtO into the atmosphere, “in both controlled and uncontrolled releases” over several decades.  Read more

Willowbrook Village Sign

Croda Plant at Atlas Point Carcinogenic Emissions Class Action

The substance known as EtO is odorless and colorless. Nevertheless, the complaint for this class action alleges that it is a known carcinogen, and that a plant owned by Croda, Inc. has been releasing it into the air in New Castle, Delaware, making people living nearby as much as four times more likely to develop  Read more

Croda Plant at Atlas Point, Sunset View

Mosaic Co. Phosphate Mining Contamination of Florida Land Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges, first, that the Mosaic Company contaminated Polk County, Florida land with its phosphate mining and other actions; and second, that Yes Companies WFC, LLC and CHC VI, Ltd., the current owners of the land, leased lots to people without disclosing the land was contaminated.  Read more

Sign for Paradise Lakes Community

Union Carbide West Virginia Facility Ethylene Oxide Emissions Class Action

Union Carbide Corporation has a manufacturing facility in South Charleston, West Virginia that makes ethylene oxide for industrial purposes. The complaint for this class action calls the chemical “a powerful cancer-causing gas,” and alleges that the facility has been emitting it into the surrounding areas, “in both controlled and uncontrolled releases” for decades, thus raising  Read more

Aerial View of Union Carbide Property in South Charleston, WV

Sanofi-Aventis Zantac/Generics Produce NDMA in the Body Class Action

Zantac is a brand-name form of ranitidine, a stomach-acid reduction drug. The complaint for this class action alleges that certain companies involved in the making or marketing of Zantac—Sanofi-Aventis US, LLC, Sanofi US Services, Inc., Chattem, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and GlaxoSmithKline, LLC (GSK)—have been continuing to put out the drug despite knowing that  Read more

Box of Zantac