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PFAS–The Great Reopener: USEPA Warns It May Reopen Closed Sites for PFAS Contamination

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Typically, final remediation documents (no-further-action letters, response action outcomes, and the like) signal the end of remediation at a contaminated site. Upon receipt of the documents, responsible parties can often...more

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Paragard IUD Litigation Update: First MDL Bellwether Trial Scheduled for October 2024

The first bellwether trial in the nationwide litigation over the copper IUD Paragard is scheduled to go to trial in Georgia in October 2024. More than 2,200 lawsuits have been filed against Teva Pharmaceutical and...more

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Surprising Surge in Sauces Tops Prop. 65 Food Notices in Third Quarter 2023

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Proposition 65: Quarterly Highlights (October 2023) - Downey Brand’s latest roundup of Proposition 65 Notices of Violation (“Notices”) summarizes Notices filed in the third quarter of 2023. Citizen plaintiff groups filed one...more

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Washington Updates Model Toxics Control Act for First Time in Two Decades

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The Washington Department of Ecology (“Ecology”) has updated its rules implementing the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA), the first substantial update in over 20 years. MTCA governs the investigation and cleanup of sites...more

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Appellate Court Reverses $224 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

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On October 4, 2023, a panel of three judges in the New Jersey Appellate Division reversed a $224 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson, awarded to a consolidated group of four plaintiffs who alleged their use of the...more

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Thousands of Women Report Paragard Copper IUDs Broken During Removal, FDA Data Shows

Federal health officials have received thousands of reports of women whose Paragard copper IUDs broke when they were being removed. Hundreds of women with broken Paragard IUDs have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

FDA Moves to End Use of Brominated Vegetable Oil in Food

Within a month of California becoming the first state in the nation to ban manufacturing with, selling, or distributing food items that contain brominated vegetable oil (BVO), FDA has proposed to revoke the regulation...more

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The Link Between Chemical Hair Straighteners and Health Problems: Understanding the Science

Hair straightening products have recently been linked to health problems, including uterine cancer. While this is a startling development, it also appears to have been an issue that companies like L’Oréal and Revlon could—and...more

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Floor Tile Manufacturer’s Motion for Renewal Denied on Causation Ground

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Court: Supreme Court of New York, New York County - Defendant Mannington Mills Inc. moved for renewal of its previously denied motion for summary judgment, arguing the New York Court of Appeals’ Nemeth decision has since...more

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Delaware Sues Chemical Companies for Contamination from “Forever Chemicals” in Fire-Fighting Foams

Delaware Attorney General Kathleen Jennings filed a lawsuit in late October against 14 defendant chemical companies for manufacturing and sale of fire-fighting foams that contained PFAS, known as “forever chemicals,” used...more

Hissey, Mulderig & Friend, PLLC

Roundup Users With Lymphoma May Qualify to File a Lawsuit Following Verdicts Against Bayer, Monsanto

Juries in Philadelphia and San Diego recently awarded damages of $175 million and $332 million to two men who were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after being exposed to the weedkiller Roundup. The two verdicts are...more

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Per – and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances/What/Where/How to Manage: Clark McWilliams (SCS Engineers) Arkansas Environmental Federation...

Clark McWilliams, P.E., MSc. undertook a presentation at the Arkansas Environmental Federation Convention titled: Per – and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances – What/Where/How to Manage How many “rabbit holes” can you jump down?...more

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Transportation/Hazardous Materials Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Interpretive Letter Addressing...

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) addressed in an August 28th letter the application of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (“HMR”) applicable to the maintenance of Department of...more

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California Environmental Law & Policy Update 10.27.23

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday proposed banning the cancer-causing chemical trichloroethylene (TCE), which can be found in consumer products including automobile brake cleaners, furniture care, and...more

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Federal Updates to PFAS Enforcement, Reporting and Regulation

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Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a top priority for compliance and enforcement, EPA has released two new PFAS rules with another coming shortly....more

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Pipe Manufacturer Denied Summary Judgment in NYCAL

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Supreme Court of New York, New York County - In this asbestos action, decedent Rudolf Horvath alleged that he was exposed to asbestos from Bondstrand pipes manufactured by the defendant, Ameron International. Ameron moved...more

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Next On EPA’s Chopping Block: Trichloroethylene

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The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a risk management rule as part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that would ban the production, processing and distribution of trichloroethylene (TCE) for all uses....more

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EPA Eliminates De Minimis Exemption for PFAS Under TRI Reporting, Proposes Changes to Chemical Risk Evaluations Under TSCA

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) has issued two pre-publication announcements on notable regulatory actions that may affect your business. The first one will increase the amount of information that...more

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PFAS Reporting on the Rise in the United States

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Many companies that were unaffected by Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) reporting obligations will likely have to comply with the new reporting obligations illustrated in the Figure below. Just last week, the U.S....more

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State and Federal PFAS Litigation – 2019 to Q3 2023

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PFAS-related litigation continues to climb and to diversify as to claims and parties. See the attached graphics, updated through the third quarter of 2023. We will continue to update these graphics on a quarterly basis....more

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EPA Finalizes PFAS Reporting Rule

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final reporting rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) on October 11, 2023, which requires manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and...more

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Manufacturers Face Daunting Reporting Requirements Under EPA's TSCA PFAS Reporting Rule

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On October 11, 2023, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register a final rule, under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), that establishes reporting requirements for manufacturers of...more

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Camp Lejeune Justice Act enables veterans, families to file lawsuits over illnesses linked to toxic water contamination

Under a bipartisan federal law passed in 2022 known as the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, veterans or other individuals who lived at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina may be eligible to file a claim...more

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EPA’s New PFAS Reporting Rule - Can It Be Done?

Just this month, on October 11, 2023, EPA issued its final rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requiring a wide range of companies to report and retain records of extensive PFAS data. The rule will take effect...more

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Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts Offer Compensation to Victims of Exposure and Families

The link between asbestos exposure and an increased risk of diseases such as mesothelioma cancer, asbestos lung cancer, asbestosis, or other diseases was conclusively established in the 1970s. When this information was made...more

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