Toxic Substances (generally)

The Ninth Circuit granted, 2-1, environmental groups' petitions to review EPA's 2017 decision denying their 2007 petition seeking to revoke all tolerances and registrations for the…

A California appellate court upheld the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's (OEHHA's) decision to list bisphenol A (BPA) as a chemical known to cause reproductive…

A district court dismissed with leave to amend a class-action challenge to a medical device company for selling talcum products in California. Plaintiffs argued the company violated California…

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld an appellate court ruling that an oil refining company was responsible for $140 million in damages from a 2004 oil spill in the Delaware River. The owner of the…

A district court granted the U.S. Navy's motion to dismiss a lawsuit concerning the release of perfluorochemicals from naval facilities in eastern Pennsylvania. Families in neighborhoods near…

A district court denied the U.S. Navy's motion to stay a lawsuit concerning the release of perfluorochemicals from naval facilities in eastern Pennsylvania. Families in neighborhoods near the…

A district court denied chemical manufacturing companies' motions to dismiss a lawsuit seeking industry funds to study the human health impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).…

A California jury awarded over $2 billion in compensatory and punitive damages to two residents who claimed that the weedkiller Roundup caused their non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The jury found that the…

A U.S. jury awarded over $80 million in damages to a California man who claimed that the weedkiller Roundup caused his cancer. The jury found the man proved that Roundup's design was…

The Eighth Circuit held that a lower court must hold a new trial with respect to a family's claims for punitive damages against a former manufacturing company for tricholorethylene…