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DuPont, Chemours, Corteva to Pay $1.19 Billion in PFAS Pact

DuPont de Nemours Inc., Chemours Co. and DuPont spinoff Corteva Inc.agreed to pay $1.185 billion to resolve hundreds of pollution claims by cities, towns and local water agencies over “forever chemicals” that allegedly fouled waters across the US.

Officials Will Likely Dodge Michigan Lead-Tainted Water Claims

Federal, state, and city officials are closer to escaping claims that they knew about unsafe lead levels in the water in Benton Harbor, Mich., yet did nothing to notify residents of the dangers, after a magistrate judge recommended the claims be dismissed.

Chemours, DuPont, CTVA Rise on US Water Systems Settlement

The Chemours Company, DuPont de Nemours and Corteva all rose Friday after saying they’ve reached an agreement in principle to comprehensively resolve all claims related to per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in drinking water.

Whistleblowers’ Court Violations Doom J&J Device Fraud Lawsuit

DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., DePuy Inc., and Johnson & Johnson Servs. Inc. defeated whistleblowers’ bid to revive a fraud suit alleging the companies misrepresented a hip implant device because the whistleblowers repeatedly failed to comply with protective orders, an appeals court said.

Norfolk Southern Chooses a Different Track: Brooke Sutherland

Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw’s strategy of investing in resources and emphasizing resiliency bets on long-term growth for railroads in general and Norfolk Southern in particular from the acceleration of e-commerce, a push to bring more manufacturing back to North America and a reordering of supply chains.

PFAS: The 'Forever Chemicals'

The EPA says more than 600 PFAS chemicals are in the marketplace in the U.S. While states are racing to regulate PFAS, while the federal government lags.