Putative Consumer Class Action Alleges PFAS in Disposable Dinnerware

Plaintiff filed a putative class action against Amazon on behalf of consumers who purchased disposable foodware Defendant allegedly advertised as compostable. Plaintiff contends these products contain PFAS and thus, given PFAS’ resistance to degradation, are not compostable. Plaintiff asserts claims for violations of the California Business & Professions Code, breach of express warranty, and unjust…

Putative Consumer Class Action Alleges PFAS in Disposable Dinnerware

Plaintiff filed a putative class action against Amazon on behalf of consumers who purchased disposable foodware Defendant allegedly advertised as compostable. Plaintiff contends these products contain PFAS and thus, given PFAS’ resistance to degradation, are not compostable. Plaintiff asserts claims for violations of the California Business & Professions Code, breach of express warranty, and unjust…

Kroger Sued in Putative Class Action for Sale of Alleged Non-Compostable, PFAS-Containing Disposable Plates and Bowls

Putative consumer class action against Kroger alleging it sold disposable dinnerware that, although advertised as compostable, was not compostable and contained PFAS. Plaintiff seeks injunctive relief, restitution, compensatory damages, restitution, attorneys’ fees and costs, and to disgorge Kroger of its revenues and profits related to sales of the dinnerware. June 16, 2020 | Ambrose v. The Kroger…

Orange County Considering Blockbuster Suit over PFAS Contamination

Nine Orange County water agencies and cities have reportedly retained seven law firms to study whether to pursue litigation to recoup the $1+ billion it could take to remove PFAS from local drinking water wells contaminated and to pay for importing water in the interim. The PFAS (specifically PFOA and PFOS) are reportedly due to…

California Utility Targets the Air Force for the Costs of its Water Treatment Upgrade

California-American Water claims the Air Force should be responsible for cleaning up groundwater contaminated with PFAS from a former nearby base that used firefighting foam during training exercises. The utility seeks $1.3 million, the cost of the granulated active carbon treatment system to address the contamination. After 3M removed this putative class action to the…