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Michigan Hires Private Lawyers to File PFAS Lawsuits

Michigan Hires Private Lawyers to File PFAS Lawsuits

Michigan initially announced its plan to sue over PFAS contaminants in drinking water months ago.

Michigan’s attorney general has become the latest to hire private lawyers to file lawsuits over per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) contamination.

Legal Newsline reports that Fields PLLC of Washington, D.C., will lead the team, which is also representing the state of Ohio in opioid litigation against distributors. Additionally, Michigan has already created the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team, which established the Science Advisory Workgroup.

States have begun filing PFAS lawsuits and deciding their own toxicity levels. Michigan’s plan to sue over PFAS contaminants in drinking water was announced months ago.

Legal Newsline has more details:

Michigan’s Dana Nessel has become the latest state attorney general to hire private lawyers to file a lawsuit over chemicals known as PFAS, setting up a tiered system to pay their contingency fee.

Fields PLLC of Washington, D.C., will lead the team, which is also representing the State of Ohio in opioid litigation against distributors. The Michigan contract and a press release do not specify which companies will be sued over the presence of PFAS, but it would be a safe bet to assume 3M and DuPont will be among them.

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