Weitz & Luxenberg announced its lawsuit against Taconic Plastics Limited over water contamination has been granted by a judge.
The lawsuit alleges that the release of PFOA from Taconic’s manufacturing facility contaminated the town’s drinking water and the surrounding environment.
“We are pleased that the court has recognized the significant of the case and agrees that it should proceed as a class action, said James Bilsborrow, an attorney in the Environmental and Consumer Protection Unit at Weitz & Luxenberg. “For years, the residents of Petersburgh were exposed to toxic chemicals in their drinking water and this ruling represents a major step forward in their quest for justice. We look forward to helping the community and holding Taconic accountable for the harm it has caused.”
The case has been certified as the first class-action case for PFOA in the state.