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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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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EPA Expands PFAS Requirements Under TSCA

October 04, 2021
On September 26, the USEPA announced a new proposed reporting requirement regarding per- and polyfluorinated chemicals, or PFAS, that could have a substantial impact on businesses across industry sectors. The proposed new rule requires businesses that have manufactured or imported...
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The PFAS Action Bill of 2021 Passes House

September 15, 2021
The PFAS Action Act of 2021 passed in the House of Representatives last week by a count of 241-183. If passed in the Senate, the PFAS Action Act will be one of the most comprehensive pieces of legislation dealing with...
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First FDA Survey of Processed Foods Finds Minimal Levels of PFAS

August 27, 2021
Ongoing testing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finds little-to-no detectable levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food. The FDA has been testing food as part of its Total Diet Study (TDS) for PFAS and other contaminants...
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