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July 14, 2023
The New Jersey Law Journal quoted Silver Golub & Teitell partner Paul A. Slager in an article on coming litigation against companies that manufactured PFAS, or so-called "forever chemicals," which have contaminated the water that people drink.
Litigation surrounding the tobacco industry and opioids are both good examples of the kind of cases the world is about to see with PFAS, Mr. Slager told the publication.
"There's plenty of reason to believe the companies who made these chemicals have known for a long time that they could leach into the soil, that they leach into the groundwater, and that is where the culpablity comes in," Mr. Slager said.
Mr. Slager, together with Silver Golub & Teitell partner Ian W. Sloss, represents a putative class in Ryan et al. v. Greif, Inc. et al., alleging that a composting facility and paper mills have caused PFAS contamination in the water supplies and topsoil of hundreds of residents of Westminster, Massachusetts.
The article is available here:
New Jersey Law Journal: Experts Expect $400M Accord to Spark More Aggressive Litigation Over 'Forever Chemicals' in Drinking Water (subscription required)