Seeing Liability ‘Explosion,’ Lawyers Urge Firms To Audit PFAS Operations

June 22, 2020
Warning of an anticipated “explosion” in liability lawsuits under toxics and other laws, industry lawyers are urging companies to audit for the presence or use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their operations and find safer alternatives to these persistent toxic chemicals in the face of increased regulatory scrutiny. “So what do we do as a company, as a potential defendant?” asked Richard Smith, partner at law firm Wiley Rein, during a webinar last week on the “legal and...

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