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.

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Dating Apps Hit with False Advertising Class Action Lawsuit

February 14, 2024
By Brian MacLeod A proposed class action was filed in California Federal Court on February 14, alleging that Match Group, owner of dating apps such as Tinder and Hinge, designs its apps to prioritize profits over marketing promises by getting...

Increased Cancer Risk at Camp Lejeune from Contaminated Water

February 07, 2024
By Nicole LaPlante A newly released study found military and civilian personnel stationed at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1985 had higher risks for certain cancers. Conducted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), sister agency to...

J&J And Vogue Move To Dismiss Class Action Alleging Benzene Exposure From Shampoo

February 08, 2023
Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. and Vogue International LLC filed a motion Feb. 8 to dismiss an Illinois federal court class action alleging the companies sold a dry shampoo product that contained benzene. The defendants’ motion and accompanying memorandum argued...

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...

Benton Harbor Residents File Lawsuit Alleging Lead Contamination

December 29, 2021
Residents of Benton Harbor, Michigan filed a lawsuit on Dec. 29 in Michigan’s Court of Claims, alleging the Michigan Department of the Environment (MDE) failed to stop lead-contaminated water from being distributed to the town’s public water system. The lawsuit,...