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New York PFAS Contamination Case Survives Motion to Dismiss

The District Court for the Northern District of New York denied a motion to dismiss a group of New York residents’ personal injury claims against 3M, DuPont, Honeywell, and Saint-Goban Performance Plastics. The residents alleged that the chemical companies contaminated their drinking water with PFAS. However, some plaintiffs failed to produce authorizations for medical and…

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Saint-Gobain and Others Oppose Class Certification in New York PFAS Contamination Case

Defendants in a PFAS contamination class action suit by Hoosick, New York residents have opposed the residents’ motion for class certification, arguing the plaintiffs’ claims are too individualized to warrant certification. Specifically, Defendants argue the contamination at the plaintiffs’ various properties is distinct and was caused by various sources. January 14, 2021 | Michelle Baker…

Hoosick Falls Resident Sues for Alleged PFAS-Related Cancer Diagnosis

Plaintiff sued Defendants over PFAS contamination in Hoosick Falls, New York, allegedly resulting from certain Defendants’ operation of nearby facilities. According to Plaintiff,  contamination of the town’s water supply caused his later testicular cancer diagnosis. Plaintiff brought strict liability and negligence claims, seeking compensatory, consequential, and punitive damages, as well as attorneys’ fees and costs….

Residents of Cohoe, NY File Intent to Sue Norlite over Foam Burning Operations

Residents of Saratoga Sites, a public housing complex next to a Norlite incinerator in Cohoes, New York, have filed an intent to sue Norlite, its parent company, EPA, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in federal court over Norlite’s historical and continuing burning of firefighter foam. June 23, 2020 

NY Firefighters File Sprawling Putative Class Action over Foam

Three firefighters from New York State have filed a putative class action against PFAS and AFFF manufacturers under CAFA. The firefighters seek to maintain two classes—personal injury and medical monitoring—on behalf of all individuals currently or formerly employed as firefighters. The firefighters also argue “market share liability” attaches to all defendants, such that liability of…