In Possible Precedent, U.S. Court Allows RICO Claims In PFAS Tort Case

January 5, 2024
A federal district court in Massachusetts is allowing a group of local residents to advance Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act claims in a tort case that alleges harm from the release of PFAS into groundwater stemming from paper mill sludge sent to a composting facility. The national progressive advocacy group People for the American Way is pointing to the ruling as a national precedent on the use of RICO in pursuing claims related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances...

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