3M, Georgia-Pacific Settle Mich. Water Suit For $11.9M

By Clark Mindock (April 26, 2021, 2:44 PM EDT) -- 3M and Georgia-Pacific have reached an $11.9 million deal with a proposed class of Michiganders who claim 3M's toxic "forever chemicals" contaminated their water supply after being dumped into a mismanaged landfill.

In a settlement filed Friday in Michigan federal court, the companies agreed to pay the sum over allegations that a paper mill in the city of Parchment that produced paper products using the 3M Co.-patented chemicals had contaminated the water supply as a result of improper storage at the site's landfill.

The Parchment residents claim that the contamination by perfluoroalkyls and polyfluoroalkyls, known as PFAS chemicals, has raised the...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!