PFAS

Litigation

PFAS, or per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, are a class of man-made chemicals with over 7,000 individual synthetic compounds found in hundreds of consumer products. Within the last 10 years, questions began to arise regarding possible health effects of these compounds on human health. Scientific studies, medical journal publications, and federal regulatory action soon followed, with a very recent explosion in states stepping in to try to regulate and enforce PFAS issues at the state level.

Why CMBG3’s

PFAS Team?

Our PFAS Team reads every scientific publication, follows all federal and state legislative initiatives, and provides guidance and planning on compliance issues

We dedicate an in-house team specializing in tracking all developments to deliver expert knowledge to our clients

Over 25 years of experience handling litigation, enforcement, regulatory, and compliance issues surrounding dozens of chemicals, including the group of over 7,000 chemicals in PFAS

The Industry Leader

On Chemical Compound Cases

CMBG3 has several years of experience as Environmental Health and Safety Consultants and has partnered with manufacturers, property managers, and insurance risk assessors on regulatory compliance for environmental and occupational safety and health laws. We submitted regulatory filings on their behalf, and helped them prepare for internal and external audits and inspections. 

No other firm dealing with PFAS issues has this level of expertise as part of its team, but CMBG3 delivers this unique expertise to each of our clients.

PFAS Lawsuit In New Jersey Provides Sweeping Allegations

On September 11, 2020, the Borough of Hopatcong, New Jersey sued 3M Company for contaminating the municipality’s drinking water with...

PFAS In Cosmetics Ban Included In California Bill

On August 30, 2020, the California legislature passed Assembly Bill 2762, the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act. The bill would ban 12 chemicals, including...

PFAS Bill Makes Its Way Through Vermont Legislature

In January 2020, a PFAS bill was introduced in the Vermont Senate ("An Act Relating To Restrictions On Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances...

PFAS “Sovereign Immunity” Means Companies May Pay

Environmental watch groups, legislators, the media, and litigators have all squarely focused on PFAS contamination in one primary source - water. ...

EPA’s PFAS Statement For GenX Chemicals Leads To Uncertainty

On Monday, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler stated during an interview with The USA Today Network that a manufacturer of various PFAS should switch...

PFAS In Food Packaging Target of New CA Regulatory Body

California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (CDTSC) is holding a public consultation on its proposal to regulate plant fiber-based food...

PFAS Compliance Planning Critical For Manufacturers

Covid-19 has caused numerous changes to the restaurant and food industries in the United States, from increased sanitation to expanded exhaust...

PFAS National Class Action Clock Is Ticking

Plaintiff’s counsel in Hardwick v. 3M filed a motion on July 31, 2020 seeking an order certifying a nationwide class in a suit against several PFAS...

PFAS Drinking Water Study Out of Italy Cautions That More Data Needed

A new study out of Italy, entitled "Perfluoroalkyl Substances Are Associated With Elevated Blood Pressure and Hypertension in Highly Exposed Young...

PFAS Scientific and Legislative Updates Regarding Firefighting PPE

We previously reported on a scientific study published by researchers at the University of Notre Dame regarding the possibility that PFAS may...

Chemicals that comprise the PFAS class of substances we consult on

Years of experience handling chemical litigation, enforcement, regulatory, and compliance issues

Dedicated team members specialized in chemical substances

CMBG3 Successes

We resolved complaints for several companies facing local environmental agency enforcement actions without the companies incurring fines or penalties

We developed strategies and preventative planning initiatives for PFAS

Our team has litigated thousands of chemical cases, which parallel the litigation surrounding PFAS in many ways

US PFAS Drinking Water Standards and Legislation

monitor PFAS standards and legislation in real time. Our interactive map provides this information by state for your convenience

Featured Webinar

PFAS Regulation, Enforcement, Compliance and Litigation In The Time of Covid-19

CMBG3 conducted an informational presentation and interactive panel discussing recent developments concerning PFAS regulation and litigation! Our panelists included environmental attorneys, a Massachusetts State Representative, and an environmental health scientist who drew from their own legal, legislative, and research experience to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on current and future government action, and offer suggestions for how individuals and companies can address their unique concerns in this time.

How We Can Help You

While all of our attorneys litigate PFAS cases, should you need help with an issue in a specific state in which we regularly handle PFAS litigation matters, please contact us filling out our form.

Lead PFAS Team

John P. Gardella

Shareholder
Boston, Massachusetts
John P. Gardella

Shareholder

(617) 279-8225
Boston, Massachusetts

Suzanne Englot

Associate Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Suzanne Englot

Associate Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

Alexandra M. Fraher

Associate Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Alexandra M. Fraher

Associate Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

Jessica L. Deyoe

Associate Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Jessica L. Deyoe

Associate Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

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