3M, Wolverine World Wide Seek Dismissal of Michigan PFAS Claims

Jan. 12, 2021, 8:36 PM

3M Co. and Wolverine World Wide Inc. asked a federal district court to dismiss Michigan residents’ efforts to seek medical monitoring and monetary damages for PFAS exposure and environmental contamination.

Though Wolverine used 3M’s Scotchgard in its weatherproof shoes, 3M doesn’t have any relationship to the residents who brought the case, the company told the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan in a memo filed Monday.

The request for medical monitoring contradicts a precedent set by the state’s supreme court, and the contamination is being addressed by state authorities, Wolverine said in its Monday memo.

Wolverine began ...

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