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EPA Is Sued Over “Secrecy Loopholes” in PFAS Reporting Requirements

Last week, advocacy groups (Union of Concerned Scientists, Sierra Club, and National PFAS Contamination Coalition) slapped the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a lawsuit alleging that the agency crafted exemptions that help manufacturers dodge the EPA’s toxics release inventory (TRI) reporting requirements.

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Plaintiffs in Baby Formula NEC Lawsuits Want to Consolidate Cases

Attorneys representing plaintiffs in more than 30 lawsuits against the makers of Enfamil and Similac filed a motion with the Illinois Supreme Court to consolidate the lawsuits in Madison County, Illinois, according to Reuters. Eighty-five infants are represented in the claims. Defendants—which include Abbott Laboratories, Mead Johnson & Co LLC, and Mead Johnson Nutrition Co.—are all based in Illinois.

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Johnson & Johnson’s “Bad Faith” Bankruptcy Attempts to Circumvent Jury Trial in Talc Cases

Lawyers connected to the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) talcum-based baby powder lawsuits are calling the company’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a “masquerade,” according to Law360. Attorneys are criticizing J&J for its transparent attempt to shield itself from liability claims. The move has several potential consequences for plaintiffs in these lawsuits, including a delay in litigation.

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