Brett Renton, a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Orlando office, discussed ongoing litigation and evolving challenges related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in a recent article by Engineering News-Record (ENR).
The article, “Lawsuits and Limits Multiply with PFAS Chemicals Problem,” discusses the issue of unregulated thresholds for PFAS “forever chemical” exposure limits, as well as ongoing multidistrict litigation related to millions in damages for the treatment, testing, removal and disposal of PFAS. Commenting on the highly persistent and transmissive nature of PFAS chemicals, Brett provides insight on various uses of PFAS products in the construction industry and the heightened focus on related safety and cleanup developments. The article also discusses the environmental concerns and emerging remediation and filtration efforts for PFAS-related contamination of public water supplies.
To read the article, click here.
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About Brett Renton
Brett Renton is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Brett represents individuals, companies, corporations, banks and government entities in business litigation/transactions, construction law, landlord-tenant matters, and government/environmental issues. Brett is part of a team of attorneys at Shutts & Bowen that are at the fore-front of fast-moving PFAS issues related to fire-fighting suppression foams. He is experienced in navigating high-stakes, emerging contaminant issues and regulatory obstacles, and was among the first lawyers in Florida to have filed litigation against PFAS manufacturing companies on behalf of airports. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, Brett has consistently recognized by Florida Super Lawyers since 2013 for his work.
- “Lawsuits and Limits Multiply with PFAS Chemicals Problem,” Engineering News-Record (January 20, 2021)