ECA Environmental & Product Liability Litigation Report

The Roux ECA team is pleased to introduce ECA’s Environmental & Product Liability Litigation Report, or ECA Blog, for our clients and other interested parties. The report will track emerging trends in environmental and mass tort litigation and provide information and commentary on tort and bankruptcy litigation rulings, legislation, state and federal environmental regulations, insurance coverage issues, and scientific and medical evidentiary matters.

U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Surpass 100,000 in 2021, New CDC Data Shows

May 12, 2022
Drug overdose deaths topped 100,000 last year, according to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After accounting for underreporting, the CDC predicts there were over 107,600 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. over the...
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U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Surpass 100,000 in 2021, New CDC Data Shows

May 12, 2022
Drug overdose deaths topped 100,000 last year, according to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After accounting for underreporting, the CDC predicts there were over 107,600 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. over the...
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Class Action Filed Against McDonald’s for Use of PFAS in Packaging

March 28, 2022
An Illinois resident filed a proposed class action against McDonald’s Corp. for the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances—PFAS—in the company’s food packaging, alleging the chemicals may increase the risk of cancer and other illnesses in humans. On behalf of...
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Deepwater Horizon Restoration Efforts in LA Continue as NOAA Releases Plan for Public Review

March 21, 2022
A draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for certain areas of the Louisiana coastline effected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill was released on March 18 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The newly released Restoration Plan...
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Maryland Senate Passes Climate Bill to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

March 16, 2022
Maryland’s comprehensive climate bill passed in the Senate on March 16 and will go on to the House of Delegates. The Climate Solutions Now Act passed in a 32-15 vote along party lines, with Republicans voting against the act. The...
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