New Jersey Court Denies Chemical Companies’ Motion to Dismiss Pollution Complaints

The District of New Jersey refused to dismiss lawsuits brought by southern New Jersey residents who live near DuPont, Solvay, and other chemical plants alleging personal injury from prolonged exposure to PFAS as well as manufacturing byproducts such as dyes, heavy metals, paints, and industrial alcohols and solvents. The court rejected defendants’ arguments that the…

Environmental Groups in North Carolina Revive Lawsuit Seeking Chemours Testing on 54 PFAS

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection seeks a court order requiring E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company to formally set aside $943 million for remediation of contamination stemming from a Salem County plant, contending the company has dodged the statutorily required obligation for more than seven years. The DEC says that under the…

New Jersey Court Denies Dismissal of DuPont Entities in Contamination Suit

A New Jersey federal court refused to dismiss DuPont de Nemours Inc., also known as “New DuPont,” and Corteva Inc.’s motion to dismiss the two entities from a lawsuit filed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The state’s lawsuit alleges that E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, known as “Old DuPont” polluted…

New Jersey Water Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss

New Jersey federal district court judge Madeline Cox Arleo denied DuPont and Corteva’s jurisdictional arguments and allowed water utility Suez Water New Jersey’s claims for public nuisance, economic injury, and product liability design-defect and failure-to-warn to survive the motion to dismiss. October 14, 2021 | Suez Water New Jersey, Inc. v. E.I. DuPont De Nemours,…

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Court Rejects Solvay’s Bid for Dismissal of New Jersey Residents’ Putative Class Action

Judge Noel L. Hillman of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey denied Solvay’s motion to dismiss Plaintiffs’ tort claims stemming from alleged Teflon-related PFAS contamination, finding the putative class had sufficiently pled its claims and demonstrated standing. Judge Hillman only dismissed Plaintiffs’ punitive damages claim, leaving their other claimed damages—bodily, economic,…