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….

Former Firefighter’s Wife Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against PFAS Manufacturers and Distributors

Plaintiff alleges that her deceased husband’s exposure to PFAS in fire foam during his nearly 40-year firefighting career led to the leukemia that resulted in his death. July 17, 2020 | In re Aqueous Film-Forming Foams Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2873 (D.S.C.)

Plaintiffs Move to Compel Discovery from DuPont Entities in PFAS MDL

Plaintiffs contend Defendants related to DuPont should be compelled to provide certain documents—and potentially participate in depositions—regarding corporate history and structuring. According to Plaintiffs, this information is necessary for determining whether all DuPont-related entities with potential PFAS or AFFF liability are before the court. May 6, 2020 | In re Aqueous Film-Forming Foams Products Liability…

Court Grants United States’ Ex Parte Motion, Allows Government to Avoid Purported Burdensome Production of Secure Documents

The Court sided with the Government in finding it did not have to produce certain Department of Navy documents. The Court agreed with the United States that, viewing the documents’ substance in light of the effort that would be required to produce them—including security review of each document prior to release, the burden of production…