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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Ryan Stifter, MS to Present in ABA’s Joint Regional CLE Program

January 11, 2024
Wednesday, January 31 - Friday, February 2 Roux will be a sponsor of the 2024 Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees’ Joint Regional CLE Program. This event is a multi-day Regional CLE, presented by the American...

The National Agricultural Law Center Webinar: Not Your Grandfather’s Corn Maze

October 10, 2023
The National Agricultural Law Center Webinar Not Your Grandfather’s Corn Maze – Regulatory and Legal Responses to Challenges Faced by Agriculture Due to PFAS Contamination Presenters: Kyla Kaplan (OFW Law) and Ryan Stifter, MS & Chase Gerbig, PhD, PE (Roux) ...

New TSCA PFAS Rule: Expansive, Expensive, Extended, No Exceptions

October 04, 2023
Last Thursday, September 28, 2023, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a new rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that requires one-time reporting of the manufacture or import of any per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) since...

European Chemical Agency Proposes Restriction of PFAS Chemicals

March 01, 2023
The European Chemical Agency, or ECHA, announced the submission of a proposed restriction on per- or polyfluoroalkyl chemicals, commonly called PFAS. The proposal, slated for presentation to the European Commission in 2025, was drafted by representatives from the Netherlands, Germany,...

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...

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...