PFOA Defendants Move for Summary Judgment on Government Contractor Immunity Defense

  • Motion

CHARLESTON, S.C. –– Defendants involved in the national multidistrict litigation docket for Aqueous Film-Forming Foams Products has filed a motion for partial summary judgment on the first element of the government contractor immunity defense, maintaining that the Military Specification Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) products were created “to achieve military objectives.”

In a Nov. 5 motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of South Carolina, the defendants explained that the MilSpec AFFF extinguishes dangerous hydrocarbon fuel-based fires “more rapidly and effectively than any available alternative, and it has saved countless military and civilian lives and property likely …


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