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Monday, April 15, 2024

Tyco Fire Products Agrees to Settle "Forever Chemicals" Lawsuit for $750M

On Friday, Tyco Fire Products, a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, announced it had reached a $750 million settlement with some U.S. public water systems.  Plaintiffs alleged that a firefighting foam manufactured by Tyco contained forever chemicals that contaminated their water supplies.  The contaminants, per- and polyfluoralkyl substances ("PFAs),:

are a class of chemicals used in thousands of consumer and commercial products, including firefighting foams, non-stick pans and stain-resistant fabrics. They have been tied to cancers and other diseases, and are often called forever chemicals because they do not easily break down in nature or the human body.

The cases have been centralized in an MDL in South Carolina.  Reuters has the story.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2024/04/tyco-fire-products-agrees-to-settle-forever-chemicals-lawsuit-for-750m.html

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