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PFAS Health Advisories See Arguments In Court

On June 15, 2022, the EPA issued Health Advisories (HAs) for five specific PFAS, including GenX PFAS chemicals. The PFAS GenX health advisories set levels at 10ppt for this chemical group. On July 13, 2022, The Chemours Co. filed a petition in the Third Circuit challenging the validity of the EPA’s GenX HA. The company alleges that the EPA acted outside of its bounds of authority, as well as arbitrarily and capriciously, among other arguments. The EPA has now petitioned the Third Circuit to dismiss the lawsuit brought by Chemours, alleging that the Health Advisories are not enforceable against anyone and Chemours has therefore not been harmed in any way. Other industries that...

PFAS Health Advisories See Arguments In Court

On June 15, 2022, the EPA issued Health Advisories (HAs) for five specific PFAS, including GenX PFAS chemicals. The PFAS GenX health advisories set levels at 10ppt for this chemical group. On July 13, 2022, The Chemours Co. filed a petition in the Third Circuit...

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$54 Million PFAS Settlement By Downstream Business

Last week, the parties in litigation in Michigan announced to the Court that they had reached an agreement to resolve the environmental pollution claims pertaining to PFAS land contamination. The PFAS settlement was for the sum of $54 million. The lawsuit was brought...

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EPA Under Fire For Overdue Ethylene Oxide Regulations

As we noted in our last report, on September 19, 2022, a Cook County (Illinois) jury awarded $363 million to a plaintiff who alleged that she developed breast cancer as a result of ethylene oxide emissions from the Sterigenics Willowbrook plant.  This was the first...

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Is the European PFAS Litigation Wave Beginning?

For the past few years, the European PFAS litigation has largely escaped being at the forefront of PFAS news articles, as the EU and member states' efforts to enact regulations and the U.S. PFAS litigation dominated the daily updates. Recently, however, PFAS...

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CMBG3 Sponsors and Participates In Charitable Golf Tournament

On September 14, 2022, CMBG3 team members Daria Afshar, David Goldman, Alex Green and Tori Paiva participated in the 12th annual golf tournament hosted by The Hartford. CMBG3 was proud to be a sponsor of the outing, as all donations and sponsorships supported the United Way of...

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David Goldman Provides 20 Hours of Pro Bono Service

Shareholder David Goldman recently completed 20 hours of a volunteer lawyer program created to assist the Rhode Island District Court in the adjudication of tenancy and eviction cases. As set out by Chief Judge Jeanne E. LaFazia, the program's goal is to provide tenants facing...
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