3M Fire Suppressant MDL Will Be Heard In South Carolina

By Aaron Leibowitz (December 11, 2018, 3:07 PM EST) -- Seventy-five cases around the U.S. against 3M and others involving contamination from the firefighting foam AFFF have been consolidated and transferred to the District of South Carolina by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

Although none of the 75 cases came out of South Carolina, the panel said the district has the capacity and the right person, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel, to oversee the MDL.

"This district is not burdened by many MDLs and has the capacity and resources to successfully guide this litigation," the panel wrote Friday. "More importantly, the Honorable Richard M. Gergel, who sits in this...

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