In February 2024, a federal district court judge granted final approval to a landmark $1.185 billion settlement in a class action lawsuit against major chemical companies DuPont, Chemours and Corteva. The settlement resolves claims that the three industry giants contaminated public water systems across the United States with ‘forever chemicals’ known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.
The settlement establishes a fund that will be distributed in two phases. The first phase will provide immediate relief to class members with one or more impacted water sources reported before June 30, 2023. The second phase of funds will be reserved for class members that didn’t have an impacted water source as of that date but will be required to test for PFAS chemicals, providing relief for necessary remediation.
FeganScott Managing Partner Elizabeth Fegan will serve as counsel for the class members represented in the second phase, ensuring funds are distributed as claims are submitted for costs of testing, installing, and operating systems to remove or reduce PFAS in contaminated water sources.