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Residents Near Summerville, Georgia File Suit, Alleging Contamination of Farms and Town Water Supply

Residents and property owners near Summerville, Georgia filed a putative class action alleging PFAS-contaminated sludge and biosolids from Trion, Georgia’s water pollution control plant are migrating and contaminating their properties and farms. Plaintiffs’ complaint, which alleges causes of action in tort and under the Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, seeks injunctive…

CAFA Jurisdiction Keeps Putative Class in Federal Court

After 3M removed this putative class action to the NDGA, Judge Totenberg asked the parties to show cause why the case should not be remanded to state court for lack of jurisdiction. After both sides agreed CAFA supplied jurisdiction, the Court decided not to remand the case, noting the inapplicability of CAFA’s exceptions due to…