The cost of regulatory compliance is compounded by the risk of litigation that has spread across the nation like asbestos, lead paint and tobacco litigation, says Alston & Bird’s Jeffrey Dintzer and Gregory Berlin
California is notorious for having the most stringent body of environmental law in the nation. For better or worse, the state is consistently on the forefront of passing environmental regulations long before the rest of the country, including the federal government. Thus, it is unsurprising that the state has taken an aggressive approach on regulating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—the “forever chemicals” that have become the subject of hundreds of lawsuits throughout the nation.
Law.com, 23 September 2020