Consolidated Nationwide Docket Sought for PFOA and PFOS Foam Lawsuits
September 26, 2018
- Motion to Transfer
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tyco Fire Products and Chemguard have moved for transfer and consolidation of all federal lawsuits alleging injury and environmental contamination caused by PFOS- and PFOA-containing foams.
The petition, which was filed Sept. 25 with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, asks the panel to create a coordinated MDL docket in either Massachusetts or New York for the 75 “Aqueous Film-Forming Foams” cases filed so far nationwide.
AFFFs, as they are referred to in the petition, were developed in the 1960s by the United States Naval Research Laboratory for use in fighting fires aboard Navy vessels. Since then, …
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