Cape Fear River, NC Water Contamination Litigation: Carey v. The Chemours Company FC, LLC et al.
Important Rulings and Updates On April 27, 2023, Clean Cape Fear, a citizens group in North Carolina, and the University of California at...
Drinking Water Contamination: PFAS Update
May 18, 2023
Concerns of PFAS Contamination in NC's Cape Fear River
May 4, 2023
April 20, 2023
EPA Proposes National Primary Drinking Water Regulation
March 16, 2023
February 2, 2023
December 1, 2022
November 14, 2022
October 20, 2022
September 15, 2022
September 1, 2022
President Signs Camp Lejeune Act: Next Steps for Veterans
August 10, 2022
August 4, 2022
July 14, 2022
EPA Announces PFAS Advisories & $1 Billion in Funding to Strengthen Health Protections
June 24, 2022
We are at the forefront of PFAS and environmental toxic tort litigation involving contaminated water. We are currently court-approved co-lead counsel in two of the largest PFAS and water-related toxic tort class actions in the United States: Victoria Carey, et al. v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours and The Chemours Company, et al. (E.D.N.C) and In re Flint Water Cases (E.D. Mich.).
Our goal is singular and clear -- we are dedicated to representing local communities and citizens that have been exposed to PFAS contamination.
The PFAS litigation team is ready to guide your community through the process of deciding how best to respond to the issues raised by PFAS in the water supply and how best to protect citizens.
Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” are toxic, man-made chemicals that are being discovered in drinking water across the county. The toxic chemicals have been manufactured and used in a variety of consumer products since the 1940s.
There are several different PFAS, including PFOA, PFOS, and GenX and other replacement PFAS. Studies have found that PFOA, PFOS, and GenX have been found in drinking water due to localized contamination. Localized contamination includes:
Exposure to PFAS chemicals can cause adverse health outcomes, including:
We help local communities that may have PFAS and lead contaminated drinking water fight manufacturing and chemical companies that are responsible for this life-threatening contamination.
We track and analyze all existing PFAS related litigation on a daily basis and know what issues have been litigated in other cases and what evidence has been identified and disclosed in those cases. Our team brings comprehensive resources in terms of in-house discovery, third-party environmental testing experts and regulatory teams, as well as crisis management teams. We track PFAS related actions and developments at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and at state environmental agencies, as well as the most recent developments related to testing and regulating PFAS compounds. We have unique insights into the roles of those agencies and their possible actions related to PFAS issues. We are frequently contacted by national environmental reporters who rely upon our legal insights on PFAS developments.
Our PFAS Litigation team includes nationally recognized trial lawyers, who are highly regarded for their subject-matter expertise in environmental toxic tort litigation.
Theodore J. Leopold is co-chair of the Complex Tort Litigation practice and leads the Environmental Toxic Tort team. He is court appointed Co-Lead Counsel on two of most high-profile environmental toxic tort mass actions in the U.S. today—In re Flint Water Cases (E.D. Mich.) and Victoria Carey, et al. v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours and The Chemours Company, et al. (E.D.N.C).
Leslie M. Kroeger is co-chair of the Complex Tort Litigation practice and a member of the Environmental Toxic Tort team, which has been recognized as among the best in the nation by The National Law Journal, “Winner – Elite Trial Lawyers – Environmental Protection” (2019), and Law360, “Practice Group of the Year – Environmental” (2020, 2018).
Our PFAS Litigation team has extensive knowledge and expertise in litigating high-profile water, PFAS, and other environmental toxic tort lawsuits. Some of our current matters include: