Panel Thwarts Attempt to Add Middlesex Water Co. v. 3M Co. to MDL No. 2873

The Judicial Panel denied Defendants’ motion to transfer Middlesex Water Co., which did not on its face raise aqueous foam-related claims, to the MDL in South Carolina. The Panel noted the claims at issue involved the manufacture and sale of PFAS more generally and expressed concern that granting transfer would render the MDL unduly complicated…