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…