Media Coverage

Polluters Pay Municipalities for the Cost of Cleanup from Toxic Manmade Chemicals
April 29, 2022

Polluters Pay Municipalities for the Cost of Cleanup from Toxic Manmade Chemicals

Toxic manmade chemicals, like per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and 1,2,3-Tricholoropropane (TCP), are showing up in water systems across the U.S. It’s not new, but it has become more common, as municipalities are now increasing mandatory testing due to new state and federal regulations. These new regulations are also resulting in tighter maximum contaminant levels (MCL) in water systems as the health impacts of these toxic chemicals are dire.

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Multidistrict Litigation Suit For PFAS Contamination Gains Momentum
April 15, 2022

Multidistrict Litigation Suit For PFAS Contamination Gains Momentum

Water system providers across the US have joined a multidistrict litigation (MDL) suit claiming that their water supplies are contaminated with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF).

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Merced County CA Schools Sue Dow, Shell Over 1,2,3-TCP
April 14, 2022

Merced County CA Schools Sue Dow, Shell Over 1,2,3-TCP

The Ballico-Cressey School District, a small school district in a rural stretch of northern Merced County, is suing corporate giants Dow Chemical and Shell Oil. The lawsuit, filed on March 30 in Merced County Superior Court, alleges that the big companies manufactured and sold agricultural fumigants containing the toxic chemical 1,2,3-TCP, or 1,2,3-Trichloropropane, that were sprayed on nearby fields surrounding the school district, polluting Cressey Elementary School’s water supply.

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Ballico-Cressey School District Files a Lawsuit Against Dow Chemical and Shell Oil for Contaminating Drinking Water
April 13, 2022

Ballico-Cressey School District Files a Lawsuit Against Dow Chemical and Shell Oil for Contaminating Drinking Water

District claims the costs of treating contaminated well should be borne by Dow and Shell

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California school district sues Dow and Shell over cancer-causing chemical in water
April 12, 2022

California school district sues Dow and Shell over cancer-causing chemical in water

The Ballico-Cressey School District, a small school district in a rural stretch of northern Merced County, is suing corporate giants Dow Chemical and Shell Oil.

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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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