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Gasket/Packing Manufacturer Prevails after Jury Trial

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Court:  United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts Decedent Arnold L. Pritt was diagnosed with singular mesothelioma, epithelioid type in September 2019. He alleged he was exposed to asbestos during his...more

Allen Matkins

EPA Takes Sweeping Actions to Regulate PFAS, California Makes Targeted Moves - 2024 Land Use, Environmental & Natural Resources...

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As Americans are becoming increasingly aware, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a class of thousands of manufactured chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products since the 1940s. PFAS have...more

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Chemical Company’s Renewed Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint Granted

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Jurisdiction: United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida Plaintiff Douglas S. Johnson, one of the surviving children and personal representative of the estate of decedent French E. Johnson, filed an...more

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New EPA Ban of Chrysotile Asbestos Prompts Petitions for Review to be Decided by U.S. Fifth Circuit in New Orleans

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In March 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a ban on the ongoing use of chrysotile asbestos in connection with health problems associated with asbestos exposure. The rule is entitled Asbestos Part...more

McCarter & English, LLP

New York Appellate Ruling in Talc Case Has Implications on Choice of Law Inquiry in Toxic Tort Matters

The New York Appellate Division, First Department issued an important ruling on May 21, 2024, in In Re: New York City Asbestos Litigation, Patricia Rasso, as independent executor of The Estate of Linda English, deceased v....more

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BASF Corporation Agrees to Settlement in AFFF MDL for PFAS Contamination of Public Drinking Water

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Facing bellwether trials in the Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) multi-district litigation (MDL) later this year for claims brought by public water systems due to the alleged per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)...more

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Designation of PFOA and PFOS as CERCLA Hazardous Substances

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On May 8, 2024, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published its final rule designating two types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) — specifically, perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

EPA Adds Seven More PFAS To Toxics Release Inventory Reporting Program for Reporting Year 2024

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to add specific per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) program under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community...more

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Talc Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment Based on Texas Law Granted on Appeal

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Court: Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, First Department - In September 2023, the trial court denied talc defendant Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s motion for summary judgment to dismiss the complaint against it. On...more

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What's on Congress' PFAS Agenda?

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Federal legislative activity on PFAS is expected to pick up considerably as Congress comes closer to adjourning for the year. While it’s mid-May, there are only about 70 legislative days left before the end of the year, and...more

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Rising Toxic Tort Claims: Silica and Implications of Silica Based Claims

Traditionally, toxic tort related claims are brought under product liability actions for negligence, breach of warranty, and strict liability. Asbestos has historically been the center of toxic tort litigation. The number of...more

Robinson+Cole Manufacturing Law Blog

PFOA and PFOS Are CERCLA Hazardous Substances – Now What?

EPA recently issued its long-awaited rule designating perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability...more

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Don’t you know that you’re toxic? EPA spears most uses of controversial solvent.

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In late April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a ban on most uses of methylene chloride, a toxic solvent used for paint stripping and linked to over 85 deaths in the last 45 years. The ban forbids all consumer...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

OEHHA’s proposed NSRL is the latest chapter in Prop 65 regulation of titanium dioxide (airborne, unbound particles of respirable...

On May 10, 2024, OEHHA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to adopt a Proposition 65 No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) for titanium dioxide (airborne, unbound particles of respirable size).  This chemical was listed as a...more

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

U.S. EPA Designates Two Most Studied PFAS as 'Hazardous Substances' Under Federal Superfund Law: Four Key Takeaways

On May 8, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally published in the Federal Register (89 Fed. Reg. 39124) its long-awaited final rule designating two of the most studied per- and polyfluoroalkyl...more

White & Case LLP

US EPA lists two PFAS aka “forever chemicals” as Hazardous Substances under CERCLA

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On April 19, 2024, the US Environmental Protection Agency (“US EPA”) announced its final rule designating two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”), namely perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and perfluorooctanesulfonic...more

Wiley Rein LLP

TSCA “Data Call In” Proposed for 16 Priority Chemicals, Including Hydrogen Fluoride

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On March 26, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule under Section 8(d) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that would require manufacturers and importers of 16 chemical substances...more

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U.S. Fifth Circuit Reverses EPA Order Regarding the Presence of PFAS in Plastic Containers

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Inhance Technologies, a Texas-based plastic and chemical transformation company, went head-to-head with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year. The Court’s...more

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EPA Designates PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA

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On April 19, 2024, EPA promulgated its highly anticipated final rule (the “Rule”) designating two types of PFAS – perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perflurooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) – as hazardous substances under the...more

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Counting Is Not Causation – Plaintiffs’ Flawed Reliance on the So-Called “10 Key Characteristics” of Cancer

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Plaintiffs in product liability litigation are increasingly using the so-called “10 key characteristics of cancer” to connect plaintiffs’ alleged exposure to an alleged carcinogen with the development of cancer....more

Hissey, Mulderig & Friend, PLLC

Hidden Cancer Risk With AFFF Fire Foam Fuels Lawsuits From Firefighters

Recent studies have shown that firefighters who worked with aqueous film-forming foam, or AFFF, face an increased risk of developing kidney cancer, testicular cancer, pancreatic cancer, or other types of cancer due to the...more

Dechert LLP

EPA Designates Two PFAS as CERCLA Hazardous Substances

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has designated PFOA and PFOS as "Hazardous Substances" under CERCLA, marking the agency's first use of Section 102(a) authority and signaling potential widespread industry impact...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Expert’s Results-Driven Methodology Leads to Exclusion and Summary Judgment in Paraquat MDL

An expert witness is not supposed to pick a desired result and then reverse engineer inputs and methods that reach that result. As the Ninth Circuit observed 30 years ago, “[c]oming to a firm conclusion first and then doing...more

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Earth Week 2024, Round Two – Inhance Technologies LLC v. USEPA

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As our Earth Week blogging event continues with our theme of Planet versus Plastics, today we will cover the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s recent decision in Inhance Technologies, L.L.C. v. U.S. Environmental...more

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Chicago Jury Returns $45M Plaintiffs Verdict in Talc Trial

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Court: Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois - On April 19, a Chicago jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $45 million to the family of a Cook County woman named Theresa Garcia who died from mesothelioma, allegedly caused...more

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