3M, DuPont and Corteva prevail in PFAS class action

3M, DuPont and Corteva prevail in PFAS class action

THE WHAT? A US appeals court has found in favor of 3M, Corteva and DuPont et al in a class action lawsuit that sought to charge circa 10 chemicals manufacturers with contaminating the environment via the production and supply of PFAS.

THE DETAILS The judge instructed the lower court to dismiss the case. The plaintiffs, which included virtually every resident in Ohio, had sought damages to fund studies into the health impacts from exposure to forever chemicals.

THE WHY? The judge found that the lead plaintiff’s allegations were overly broad and did not target the actions of the specific companies listed in the complaint.  

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