PFAS Ruling Against Downstream Users Expected To Shift Plaintiffs’ Focus

October 1, 2021
A federal court ruling dismissing class-action negligence claims against makers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) while preserving claims against carpet companies that used the PFAS is expected to increase plaintiffs’ focus on downstream users, which are also facing stepped-up scrutiny from EPA. While the Sept. 20 ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Jarrod Johnson v. 3M, et al. relied on Georgia state law, it could nevertheless be a sign of the...

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