Media Coverage

Recent court rulings favor plaintiffs in PFAS multidistrict litigation
November 22, 2022

Recent court rulings favor plaintiffs in PFAS multidistrict litigation

Manufacturers of aqueous film forming foams (AFFF) have been attempting to reduce their liability from the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their products for many years. However, two recent court rulings are not in favor of the manufacturers who were well aware of the health risks associated with PFOA and PFOS.

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PFAS Communication 101 for Water Utilities & Stakeholders
November 11, 2022

PFAS Communication 101 for Water Utilities & Stakeholders

Effective communication in this era of heightened anxieties surrounding water safety and environmental crises begins with identifying and developing an appropriate messaging strategy.

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Judge Denies 3M's Attempts To Invoke The Government Contractor Defense In AFFF Multi-District Litigation
October 12, 2022

Judge Denies 3M's Attempts To Invoke The Government Contractor Defense In AFFF Multi-District Litigation

On September 15, 2022, Judge Richard Mark Gergel of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina denied 3M’s latest attempt to evade liability for harm caused by “forever chemicals” it manufactured — per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — that were contained in aqueous film forming foams (AFFF).

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Steps for Covering the Cost by Maine Water Suppliers Facing PFAS Contamination
September 12, 2022

Steps for Covering the Cost by Maine Water Suppliers Facing PFAS Contamination

Over the past several years, PFAS has been a major regulatory and legislative priority for many Maine Water Utilities Association’s members. In this interview, MUWA member and SL Environmental Law Group attorney Ashley Campbell shares her knowledge about PFAS as a member of the nation’s leading consortium of attorneys holding polluters accountable for PFAS contamination.

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A Legal History of PFAS
August 10, 2022

A Legal History of PFAS

It took one lawsuit to expose the toxicity of PFAS. And more than two decades of litigation to begin to address the harm it has caused.

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Events

News Announcements

March 17, 2022

2021 Top Verdict of California Award

The Daily Journal recognized SL Environmental Law group with a 2021 “Top Verdict” of California award. The publication highlighted the firm’s $48 million jury verdict for the City of Pomona against SQM North America ​Corporation, the American subsidiary of a multinational mining company based in Chile, as one of the state’s 10 largest plaintiffs’ verdicts last year.

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November 8, 2021

The Water Replenishment District Files a Lawsuit Against 3M, DuPont and Others Over PFAS Contamination

SL Environmental Law Group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Water Replenishment District (WRD) against 3M Company, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and other manufacturers of AFFF for their involvement in the manufacture and sale of PFAS that have contaminated groundwater supplies within WRD's service area, which includes 43 cities and covers a 420-square-mile region of southern Los Angeles County.

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October 27, 2021

SL welcomes attorney Mike DiGiannantonio to the team

After years of corporate litigation, Mike has chosen to focus on protecting the public and the environment from corporate polluters.

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September 8, 2021

City of Pomona wins legal battle after 10 years

The City of Pomona, represented by SL Environmental Law Group, has been successful in their 10 year battle to hold polluters accountable for drinking water contamination from the chemical perchlorate.

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