Judge OKs PFAS contamination settlement with Wolverine shoemaker

Judge OKs PFAS contamination settlement with Wolverine shoemaker

Source: https://www.freep.com/, February 19, 2020
By: Darcie Moran

A federal judge on Wednesday approved a settlement in the spread of potentially health-harming PFAS compounds surrounding a former Rockford, Michigan, shoe factory.

Shoemaker Wolverine Worldwide didn’t admit liability, but agreed to pay $69.5 million in a consent decree with the state of Michigan and Plainfield and Algoma townships. The proposed settlement, reported as under discussion in December, was approved by U.S. District Court Judge Janet Neff in the Western District of Michigan. Read more.

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