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Delaware Court Dismisses AG Lawsuit Against Monsanto for PCB Pollution

Delaware Superior Court Judge Mary M. Johnston granted a motion to dismiss in favor of Defendants Monsanto Company, Solutia, Inc. and Pharmacia LLC in a lawsuit filed by Delaware AG Kathleen Jennings regarding claims stemming from the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) allegedly contaminating Delaware’s waterways and that were manufactured by Monsanto. In recent years,…

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Du Pont Settles Delaware PFAS Contamination Liability Claims for $50 Million

Delaware AG Kathy Jennings reached a settlement with chemical company E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and its legacy companies (collectively “du Pont”) to resolve allegations that du Pont’s historic activities caused environmental damage and contamination with per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (“PFAS”), which are associated with increased risk of cancer. PFAS chemicals, also known…

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Democratic AGs Sue Fossil Fuel Companies over Allegations of Climate-Related Deception 

Delaware AG Kathy Jennings sued 31 fossil fuel companies and the industry’s trade association (collectively “Defendants”) over allegations that they knowingly misled and deceived consumers about the climate change dangers of fossil fuels, asserting claims including negligent failure to warn, trespass, public nuisance, and numerous violations of Delaware’s Consumer Fraud Act.

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False Claims Act Settlements Lead to Big Paydays for U.S. DOJ and State AGs

California AG Xavier Becerra reached a settlement with skilled nursing facility San Bernardino Convalescent Operations, Inc. d/b/a Legacy Post-Acute Rehabilitation Center and its owner and operator Legacy Standard, Inc. (collectively, “Legacy”) to resolve allegations that it wrongfully billed Medi-Cal for patients receiving subacute care by failing to provide the minimum number of nursing hours required for subacute care. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Legacy will pay $1 million to the state.  

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