Bloomberg Law
Oct. 2, 2019, 9:00 AM

Limited Legal Impact Predicted From Court’s OK of PFAS Case

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

A federal court’s decision to let a potentially sweeping PFAS lawsuit advance is a critical victory for the Ohio ex-firefighter who brought the case, but it’s not expected to open the floodgates for others.

The U.S. District for the Southern District of Ohio on Sept. 30 rejected dismissal requests from 3M Co., DowDuPont, and other manufacturers that wanted to duck the proposed class action filed last year by former firefighter Kevin Hardwick.

The Ohio resident says he spent four decades of his career using firefighting foam that contained per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the vexing class of chemicals linked to ...

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