Media Coverage

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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Bellwether Trial Date Set for PFAS Multidistrict Litigation Lawsuit
July 27, 2022

Bellwether Trial Date Set for PFAS Multidistrict Litigation Lawsuit

A nationwide multidistrict litigation (MDL) lawsuit over PFAS contamination, filed by 100 water and wastewater systems, is making progress in a South Carolina federal district court. The water provider cases are one subset of approximately 2,500 + cases pending in the MDL, but the court has selected the water provider cases as bellwether cases, meaning those cases will be tried first.

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Impacts of a Health Advisory for PFOA and PFOS at Trace Levels
July 12, 2022

Impacts of a Health Advisory for PFOA and PFOS at Trace Levels

The EPA recently announced new health advisories for the two most commonly found forms of PFAS, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), to 0.004 parts per trillion (ppt) and 0.02 ppt, respectively. While it’s not entirely surprising that the new advisories cut the safe level of PFOA by more than 17,000 times, this news has prompted several questions from water suppliers and their customers.

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Utility Recourse Options Against PFAS Polluters
July 11, 2022

Utility Recourse Options Against PFAS Polluters

How do the PFAS health advisories impact legal recourse for utilities? Find out in this Water & Waste Digest interview with SL attorney Ashley Campbell.

Watch the interview here.
PFAS Contamination At Airports Is A Rising Concern
July 11, 2022

PFAS Contamination At Airports Is A Rising Concern

When aqueous film-forming foam, or AFFF, was introduced 50 years ago, its effectiveness at firefighting made it popular with emergency personnel at airports and military bases. Its effectiveness came at a cost, but airport and firefighting personnel were never told of the health consequences.

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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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