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Napoli Shkolnik and Co-Leads Secure $1.185B Agreement with DuPont, Chemours, and Corteva over PFAS Pollution and Remediation Expenses in U.S. Public Water Supply

Napoli Shkolnik, a leading national law firm at the forefront of some of the nation’s most significant environmental lawsuits, along with the other Co-Lead Counsel in the AFFF PFAS Mass Tort Litigation proudly announces a significant breakthrough in their fight for justice for public water suppliers and communities affected by PFAS forever chemical pollution across the United States. In collaboration with our co-leaders, we have successfully negotiated the fundamental terms of a settlement with DuPont, Chemours, and Corteva, establishing their liability for PFAS pollution in public water supply systems and related treatment costs.

This agreement serves as a crucial step towards holding these corporations accountable for their actions and obtaining compensation for impacted water utilities and communities across the country. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a series of human-made synthetic chemicals, infamous for their persistence in the environment and potential severe health implications.

The settlement with DuPont, Chemours, and Corteva symbolizes their unspoken acceptance of their part in the PFAS pollution crisis. They are now obligated to financially compensate for the necessary remediation required to address the pollution caused by their persistent chemicals.

This groundbreaking settlement highlights the strength of unified action and the need to hold corporations accountable for their environmental negligence. It accentuates Napoli Shkolnik's unwavering dedication to the health and recovery of affected communities and the protection of public access to clean, safe potable water.

Dupont and associated companies continue to face significant liabilities for the personal injuries and cancer they have caused to countless Americans, including firefighters and military personnel who developed cancer, property damage claims from homeowners, and other municipal resources they have harmed, such as airports, fire training centers, and wastewater treatment facilities.

As we finalize the terms of the monumental $1.185B agreement, the trial against remaining defendants, including 3M, is slated to commence in Charleston, South Carolina on June 5, 2023. Napoli Shkolnik is committed to leaving no stone unturned in ensuring justice is delivered in Court.

We would like to extend our gratitude to the dedicated team at our Environmental Department for their remarkable efforts and unwavering commitment in handling the AFFF litigation. Your expertise and tireless work are instrumental in protecting our environment and ensuring a safer future for us all. Thank you for your invaluable contributions.

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About Napoli Shkolnik

Napoli Shkolnik is a national law firm providing representation in complex environmental litigation, including cases involving hazardous substances and their adverse impact on communities. With a dedicated team of attorneys and a proven track record of success, Napoli Shkolnik provides exceptional legal representation and fights for justice on behalf of those affected by environmental wrongdoing.


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