Plaintiffs, a group of Michigan residents, alleged that 3M and Wolverine’s PFAS-containing Scotchgard products polluted their drinking water and lowered property values. The companies moved to dismiss the complaint, which alleged claims for negligence, private nuisance, and public nuisance and sought medical monitoring, monetary damages, and remediation funding. The court ruled that the plaintiffs did not allege any actual physical injury capable of sustaining a negligence claim, as fear of a future injury does not suffice. The court, however, allowed the remaining claims to proceed.
June 8, 2021 | Zimmerman et al. v. 3M Co. et al., No. 1:17-cv-01062-HYJ-SJB (W.D. Mich.)