Plaintiffs lawyers – and their experts – are gaining power in Michigan on PFAS issue

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LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiffs lawyers likely have their eyes on Michigan, as the new attorney general there wants to sue companies over chemicals known as PFAS but doesn’t think her staff will be able to handle it.

Instead, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is soliciting pitches from private lawyers who would fund the litigation in exchange for a percentage of any verdict or settlement. She reached this decision as the State considers regulating PFAS with the help of a three-member panel that features two scientists who have been expert witnesses for the plaintiffs bar.