James Donovan filed a $2.5 million personal injury lawsuit last Wednesday, July 27 against French manufacturing company Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and the New Jersey-based company Honeywell International, Inc. Donovan is claiming that their products contaminated the water supply of Hoosick Falls, New York with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), causing him to incur several illnesses.
The lawsuit is the first one filed since New York Governor Andrew Cuomo enacted a measure into law that extends the statute of limitations for cases involving hazardous or toxic substance exposure. Robin Greenwald, head of the Environmental and Consumer Protection Unit at New York City-based law firm Weitz & Luxenberg, said the newly enacted law is a good development. In particular, it allows Donovan, who received his diagnosis over three years ago, to file a case. “It avoids a legal argument and allows us to proceed on the merits of the case,” she told the Bennington Banner.
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