November 26, 2018


Class Counsel Responds to Thanksgiving Eve Announcement of Extremely
Limited Agreement Between Chemours and State Regulators

CAPE FEAR, N.C. – One of the lead attorneys in the class action lawsuit brought by North Carolina residents and business owners over the hazardous water contamination issues caused by The Chemours Company’s illegal dumping of GenX and other toxic materials into the Cape Fear River today issued the following statement regarding Wednesday’s announcement of a tentative deal between the chemical giant and the state’s environmental agency:

The settlement that The Chemours Company reached with the State last week represents a small but encouraging step towards addressing its role in dumping harmful chemicals into the Cape Fear River and releasing them into the air and the harm that conduct has caused North Carolinians.” said Theodore J. Leopold, Partner at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll and Co-Lead Counsel. Now that Chemours has acknowledged responsibility for its actions, we hope the company will stop polluting the North Carolina environment and remediate the harm still being caused by its actions. Because the relief in this tentative agreement is largely limited to just the tiny percentage of well-water properties, it leaves unaddressed the needs of hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians harmed by contaminated public drinking water, and all those harmed by Chemours’ actions, and so we will continue the aggressive pursuit of our class action lawsuit to secure broader relief.”

Mr. Leopold, a Partner at national plaintiffs’ firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll and Co-Chair of the firm’s Complex Tort Litigation practice, is Co-Lead Plaintiffs’ Counsel in Carey, et al. v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., et al. with Steve Morrissey, a Partner at Susman Godfrey LLP.

Additional information about the case is available here.

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