Read the full article by Jesse Scheckner (Miami Today News)
“Miami-Dade is suing the makers of cancer-linked chemicals found in the county water supply and has hired a legal team, including the lawyer whose work for those exposed to the chemicals was turned into a Hollywood feature film, to represent it in an ongoing class action.
Commissioners this month voted unanimously to accept County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams’ recommendation and hire a five-law-firm group, collectively called the Levin Team, to handle the ‘complex litigation and any appeal that may be filed.’
The move to sue companies like Chemours Co., 3M Co. and DuPont de Nemours Inc. comes five months after commissioners directed Ms. Price-Williams’ office to look into the county’s legal options.
That item, sponsored by Daniella Levine Cava, noted present investigations by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection into how prevalent the chemicals are throughout the state, particularly at fire training facilities, which have used the chemicals for fire-retardant purposes…”