Legal Resources

PFAS Drinking Water Rules: One Step Closer To Final Rule

Yesterday, the EPA took two actions that move it much closer to issuing PFAS drinking water rules for two types of PFAS - PFOA and PFOS. We have predicted for some time that the U.S. could see PFAS drinking water regulations by the end of 2021, and that timetable...
PFAS Water Utility Lawsuit Shows An Increasing Trend

PFAS Water Utility Lawsuit Shows An Increasing Trend

In the latest PFAS water utility lawsuit (PAWC Complaint - PFAS), the Pennsylvania-American Water Co. ("PAWC") sued numerous PFAS manufacturers over allegations that the companies knowingly or negligently allowed the contamination of the drinking water in the state of...

PFAS Air Emissions Regulations: NY Joins The Fray

PFAS Air Emissions Regulations: NY Joins The Fray

On January 13, 2021, the state of New York, through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), became only the second state in the United States to regulate PFAS in air emissions. New York proposed a regulation on air emissions for...

A $30 Million Mistake

A $30 Million Mistake

Last month, I wrote about a Massachusetts personal injury case in which the Supreme Judicial Court heard oral arguments that addressed an issue concerning improper “reptile based” comments made by plaintiff’s counsel during closing argument. Before jury deliberations...

Prop 65 Changes Will Disrupt Business Compliance Planning

Prop 65 Changes Will Disrupt Business Compliance Planning

If your company is using the short-form warnings to comply with California’s Proposition 65 requirements, yet another major change is likely coming that will affect your Prop. 65 compliance plan. The proposed regulatory changes to the widely adopted use of short-form...

PFAS In The Spotlight After Georgia Runoff Elections

PFAS In The Spotlight After Georgia Runoff Elections

Georgia’s recent Senate runoff elections resulted in a Democrat controlled U.S. Senate. The impact of the Georgia election will play out over the next few years, with some predicting that the narrow majority that Democrats have in the Senate will not guarantee...

PFAS Under Biden Administration – Change Is Coming

PFAS Under Biden Administration – Change Is Coming

With just over thirty days until President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris are sworn into office, the Biden-Harris team continues to work on the many aspects of transition to ensure that change can commence immediately after swearing in. While...

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