Firefighter Seeks Full 6th Cir. Review of Ohio Class Vacatur in PFAS Action

  • Petition

CINCINNATI — A former firefighter has asked the full 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to review a panel’s vacatur of an order certifying a class of Ohio residents who allege injuries caused by various companies’ PFAS-containing products.

In a Dec. 11 brief, Kevin Hardwick argues that the appellate panel contradicted “well-established precedent that initial pleadings need not identify every defendant with certainty to establish traceability, and may treat them as a collective under Article III.”

Hardwick adds that, at minimum, the appellate court should allow the trial court to consider whether he may amend his complaint to cure the …


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