Consumer Law

Appellate Court Vacates Class Certification in a PFAS Class-Action Lawsuit Against 3M, Other Companies

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a district court’s certification order of a putative class of 11 million Ohio residents who allege 3M and other companies manufactured and sold products with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that put their health at risk, Law360 reports.

On Nov. 27, the three-judge appellate panel determined that plaintiff Kevin Hardwick, an Ohio firefighter, did not know which companies manufactured the chemicals found in his bloodstream. Further, the judges concluded that Harwick could not know if those chemicals would eventually cause him to become sick.

“Seldom is so ambitious a case filed on so slight a basis,” the opinion reads.

Read the source article at Top Class Actions

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