Blackwell Burke P.A. Settles Long-Standing Multi-Million Dollar Environmental Lawsuit

Blackwell Burke resolved a long-standing environmental contamination action brought by the State of Minnesota Attorney General against 3M Company. The $850 million settlement was the largest environmental settlement in Minnesota, and the third largest in U.S. history, ending eight years of litigation over a former ingredient (fluorochemicals, or PFCs) that allegedly contaminated the state’s drinking water. The settlement was widely covered by the media.