Legal Resources

Bayer’s Settlement and the Future of Glyphosate Litigation

Bayer, the parent company of Monsanto and current producer of Roundup brand weed killer, has agreed to pay more than $10 billion to settle an estimated 95,000 active cases involving allegations that Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  The settlement represents...
PFAS Comment Period Closes For EPA – What’s Next?

PFAS Comment Period Closes For EPA – What’s Next?

In February of this year, the EPA preliminarily determined that setting a legally enforceable National Primary Drinking Water Regulation is appropriate for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). Currently, the EPA has only established a...

Wind Disperses PFAS Miles From Manufacturing Facility

Wind Disperses PFAS Miles From Manufacturing Facility

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) are a collection of over 7,000 manmade chemical compounds.  These compounds are known by many as “forever chemicals” due to their high persistence and mobility in the environment.  Environmental interest groups, public...

Five European Countries Push For PFAS Restrictions

Five European Countries Push For PFAS Restrictions

Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmark agreed to prepare a Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) restriction proposal with the aim to restrict the manufacture, the placing on the market and the use of all per- and...

EPA Takes Major Step Forward In PFAS Action Plan

EPA Takes Major Step Forward In PFAS Action Plan

In the midst of the pandemic, the EPA continues to take steps forward included in its February 2019 PFAS Action Plan to address short-term and long-term plans for regulating and tracking PFAS. On December 20, 2019, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was...

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