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Implications for Real Estate Professionals: EPA PFAS Hazardous Substances

May 20, 2024
EPA Designates PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances: Key Implications for Real Estate Professionals  On April 19, 2024, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a groundbreaking pre-publication version of its final rule, designating two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—perfluorooctanoic...
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Opioid Pharma Chains Denied Delay Implementing Court-Ordered Changes

February 20, 2023
Last week, a federal judge in charge of opioid litigation ordered pharmacy chains to begin implementing new business practices after months of unsuccessful attempts to reach an alternative compromise. The changes were part of an injunction ordered by US District...
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Kroger, New Mexico Reaches $85 Million Opioid Settlement

December 28, 2022
Following a recent bench trial, Kroger and New Mexico’s Attorney General reached a settlement of $85 million for Kroger’s alleged role in furthering the opioid epidemic. The settlement will preclude any further opioid litigation brought against the retailer by the...
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California Judge Finds Drugmakers Not Liable in Opioid Crises

November 01, 2021
In a landmark bench trial, a California state judge on Nov. 1 found that drugmakers are not liable for contributing to the opioid crisis. Orange County Superior Court Judge Peter J. Wilson released a 42-page tentative ruling rejecting claims brought...
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Cherokee Nation Reaches $75 Million Opioid Settlement

September 28, 2021
The Cherokee Nation announced today it has reached an agreement to settle its opioid claims against opioid distributors McKesson, AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp., and Cardinal Health for $75 million. The settlement will be paid out by the distributors over six and...
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Congress Should Step in to Solve The Opioid Crisis

July 29, 2021
Over the last decade, the opioid crisis has claimed the lives of over 360,000 Americans. Parallel to this ongoing public health crisis has been an epidemic of litigation. More than 2,000 states, cities, municipalities, and Native American Tribes seek to...
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