PFAS Litigation: Emerging Trends for the Latest Emerging Contaminant – Update from Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, LLP

Thomas A. Bloomfield, Samantha R. Caravello, Nicholas M. Clabbers,
Sarah C. Judkins, and Sara V. Mogharabi

Firm Attorneys Publish PFAS Litigation Article in
ABA Natural Resources & Environment Magazine

Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell attorneys published an article on PFAS litigation that will be of interest to entities whose properties have PFAS impacts or may have had PFAS releases, including municipalities and utilities addressing PFAS in water supplies, airports, and landfills, and landowners assessing potential PFAS contamination at their properties.  The article, published in the most recent issue of the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment magazine, describes PFAS litigation to date, including suits against primary manufacturers of PFAS and against secondary manufacturers of PFAS-containing products.  It considers the potential wave of PFAS lawsuits under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) if at least some PFAS compounds are designated as CERCLA hazardous substances, as is widely expected.  The authors analyze past lessons learned from litigation over other emerging contaminants, MTBE and perchlorate.  Finally, they provide advice to potential PFAS litigants – defendants and plaintiffs alike. To read more click here.