The deadlines to request exclusion from (opt out of) the Settlements have passed. Anyone who submitted a Request for Exclusion from either the 3M Settlement or the DuPont Settlement may withdraw its request on or before March 1, 2024.

Settlement Information

This website is devoted to Settlements entered into in the AFFF multi-district Litigation no. 2873 (“MDL”) which have received Preliminary Approval from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. The current Settlement Agreements are both class action settlements designed to resolve Claims for PFAS contamination in Public Water Systems’ Drinking Water, as those terms are defined in the respective Agreements , which are with two groups of Settling Defendants on behalf of:

(1) the 3M company (“3M”); and

(2) E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and company (n/k/a Eidp, Inc.), Dupont de Nemours inc., the Chemours company, the Chemours company fc, llc, and Corteva, inc. (collectively, “Dupont”).

Both of these Settlements are designed to resolve Claims for PFAS contamination in Public Water Systems’ Drinking Water, as those terms are defined in the respective Agreements . Both of the proposed Settlements are still subject to Final Approval by the MDL Judge, the honorable Richard M. Gergel of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Important Dates and Deadlines

 

Deadline Description
Dupont Deadline Date
3M Deadline Date
Deadline to Submit Objections
11/11/2023
11/11/2023
Deadline to Submit Requests for Exclusion
12/4/2023
12/11/2023
Court’s Final Fairness Hearing
12/14/2023 at 10:00 AM EST
2/2/2024 at 10:00 AM EST
Deadline to Withdraw Request for Exclusion 3/1/2024 3/1/2024
Phase One Public Water System Settlement Claims Form
60 Days after the Effective Date
This date will be announced when the Effective Date is established.
60 Days after the Effective Date
This date will be announced when the Effective Date is established.
Phase One Special Needs Claims Form
45 days after the Phase One Public Water System Claims Form Deadline
45 days after the Phase One Public Water System Claims Form Deadline
Phase Two Testing Claims Form
1/1/2026
1/1/2026
Phase Two Public Water System Claims Form
6/30/2026
7/31/2026
Phase Two Special Needs Claims Form
8/1/2026
8/1/2026
Phase One Supplemental Fund Claims Form
12/31/2030
12/31/2030
Phase Two Supplemental Fund Claims Form
12/31/2030
12/31/2030

CAREFUL: It has been brought to our attention that putative Class Members have received spam notice or postcard reminders. Spam notice may have spelling or other errors, but it may also look legitimate. Therefore, please be reminded that this website is the best source of information about and updates on the Settlements, including information about important upcoming deadlines. As such we recommend that you check back here frequently.