3M removed Michigan’s PFAS contamination case to federal court, arguing that its AFFF was developed in accordance with applicable federal military requirements and that, as a result, removal is proper because defendants sued for acts committed at a federal officer’s direction may remove. 3M also argues it plans to invoke the government contractor defense. Although the complaint says its claims do not involve AFFF, 3M argues otherwise.
March 2, 2021 | Dana Nessel et al. v. 3M Co. et al., No. 1:21-cv-00205 (W.D. Mich.)