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Tyco Fire Products Reaches $17.5 Million Settlement in AFFF MDL for PFAS Contamination

Tyco Fire Products LP has agreed to a $17.5 million settlement to resolve claims by plaintiffs alleging PFAS from Tyco’s operations contaminated their drinking wells. The court in the South Carolina AFFF MDL has issued a preliminary approval of the parties’ agreement. January 25, 2021 | In re Aqueous Film-Forming Foams Products Liability Litigation, MDL…

Judge Denies New Mexico’s Request to Seek Injunction in PFAS MDL

In the South Carolina AFFF MDL, parties must obtain approval to seek a preliminary injunction. New Mexico wanted a preliminary injunction that would require the U.S. Air Force to begin efforts to address groundwater PFAS contamination in the state. But, the Court denied New Mexico’s request for leave to seek an injunction, noting that a…

Florida City and College Add Suits to AFFF MDL

Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, FL sued PFAS manufacturers for contamination at its Fire Academy. The City of Zephyrhills, FL also brought suit, alleging contamination to its water and property resulting from the use of AFFF in fire protection, training, and response activities. August 13, 2020 | In re Aqueous Film-Forming Foams Products Liability Litigation,…

New Mexico Seeks Injunction Requiring Immediate PFAS Testing by U.S. Air Force

New Mexico has moved for an injunction that would require the U.S. Air Force to offer blood testing for residents and wildlife near its Cannon and Holloman bases, and would require the closure of a nearby lake. The bases have used AFFF on-site for decades and, as a result, PFAS levels in nearby groundwater and…

Two Firefighter Suits Added to South Carolina AFFF MDL

Two former firefighters, both of whom have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, have sued PFAS manufacturers alleging their diagnoses are the result of PFAS exposure via AFFF. Plaintiffs allege that, despite knowledge of its dangers, Defendants concealed the hazards of PFAS. July 29, 2020 | In re Aqueous Film-Forming Foams Products Liability Litigation, MDL No….