Friday, May 10, 2024; 11:00AM–12:00PM EDT
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Product manufacturers—particularly makers of consumer products—are under increasing scrutiny for the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Legislators and regulators have begun targeting PFAS in manufactured and assembled products, including plastics, with disclosure requirements, reporting obligations, and outright bans. But there is a growing litigation risk for product manufacturers as well. Plaintiff attorneys are going after PFAS-containing products in consumer protection class action litigation, and as the medical and scientific community continues to study effects of PFAS exposure on health, manufacturers may be targeted with personal injury claims as well. This presentation will discuss current and future litigation threats for product manufacturers and preparation for managing that risk.
Guy Temple is a shareholder in Reinhart’s Litigation Practice and co-chair of the firm’s PFAS Practice, where he counsels product manufacturers, developers, dealers and distributors in avoiding, defending and prosecuting complex commercial disputes. He also assists product manufacturers and distributors in navigating the rapidly changing state and federal regulatory landscape and litigation environment of PFAS "forever chemical" content in manufactured and imported products.
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