Six law firms to represent state in lawsuit over PFAS

Douglas and London

he state Department of Justice has lined up six nationally known law firms to represent New Hampshire in its landmark lawsuit against major chemical companies over contamination from chemicals used in products with trade names like Teflon and Scotchgard.

The Executive Council and Legislative Fiscal Committee have both approved a June 11 agreement that guarantees the law firms 20 percent of any settlement, after expenses.

Gov. Chris Sununu and Attorney General Gordon MacDonald in May announced the lawsuit was filed in Hillsborough County Superior Court against 3M, DuPont and the Chemours Company, all of which manufacture and distribute chemicals known as PFAS (polyfluroalkyl substances).