Kent County Residents File PFAS Water Contamination Class Action Lawsuit Against Wolverine World Wide, Inc.

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KENT COUNTY, MI – The Berezofsky Law Group, LLC based in Cherry Hill, N. J. and Philadelphia, PA, in conjunction with Sommers Schwartz, P.C. based in Southfield, MI, and Wexler Wallace LLP based in Chicago, IL, filed a class action complaint against Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (WWW) on behalf of residents in Kent County, Michigan. The lawsuit alleges that WWW’s disposal of toxic waste containing PFOA and PFOS chemicals, over a period of decades, contaminated residential wells and drinking water in the community.  

The Complaint, Johns, et al. v. Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (Case No. 18-02078-CE), filed on March 6, 2018  in Kent County Circuit Court, alleges that PFAS chemicals migrated from WWW dump sites into Plaintiffs’ water supplies. Claims asserted include negligence, public nuisance, private nuisance, fraudulent concealment, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The complaint also includes claims for diminution in property value, loss of use and enjoyment of property, remediation, alternative safe water supplies, and biomedical surveillance for early diagnosis and treatment of diseases linked to exposure to these toxic chemicals.

WWW used Scotchgard, a 3M product containing perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in its manufacturing process.  Exposure to PFOS and PFOA has been linked to various forms of cancer, thyroid problems, and other diseases. 

Our clients have lost the ability to enjoy their homes and live with daily reminders that they and their families have been consuming water laced with toxic chemicals.” says Esther Berezofsky, of the Berezofsky Law Group. 

Her firm also represents residents of Flint, Michigan harmed by lead contaminated drinking water, as well as PFAS contaminated water in Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh, New York.

“Wolverine’s self-serving conduct has adversely impacted our clients’ lives by putting at risk their health, well-being and property” says Edward Wallace, a partner at Wexler Wallace.

If you are a West Michigan resident or property owner who has suffered harm because of exposure to the toxic PFAS chemicals dumped by WWW, you may have a legal claim. Please contact Esther Berezofsky, of the Berezofsky Law Group, LLC at or (856) 667-0500, Sommers Schwartz, P.C. shareholder Robert B. Sickels at or (248) 355-0300, or Wexler Wallace LLP attorney Bryan D. Pasciak at or 312-346-2222 if you would like to discuss the Kent County groundwater contamination lawsuit, or have questions about your rights.

Berezofsky Law Group, LLC is committed to protecting citizens affected by environmental toxic contamination. The firm's attorneys also represent clients in pharmaceutical and medical device product liability, consumer protection, and abusive or predatory lending practices.  With offices in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the firm represents clients regionally and nationally. Contact the firm at 856-667-0500 and

Sommers Schwartz, P.C., in Southfield, Michigan, represents individuals in Michigan and across the country who have been harmed as a result of fraud, medical errors, defective products, employment disputes, and other forms of negligence or intentional injury, as well as businesses involved in complex litigation matters that jeopardize their existence. Additional information about Sommers Schwartz can be found on its website:

Wexler Wallace LLP is a complex litigation law firm committed to excellence and the achievement of meaningful relief for those we serve.  The firm is nationally recognized and represents clients in cases involving products liability, healthcare fraud, antitrust, mass torts, government representation, business and commercial disputes, securities fraud, whistleblower and False Claims Act cases, and consumer protection claims.  Additional information about Wexler Wallace can be found on its website:

Motley Rice is one of the nation’s largest plaintiffs’ litigation firms. With a tradition of representing those whose rights have been violated, Motley Rice attorneys gained recognition for their pioneering asbestos lawsuits, their work with the State Attorneys General in the landmark litigation against Big Tobacco, and their representation of 9/11 families in the ongoing lawsuit against terrorist financiers. The firm continues to handle complex litigation in numerous areas, including securities fraud; antitrust; consumer protection; mesothelioma; environmental contamination; prescription and over-the-counter drugs; other medical devices; human rights; aviation disasters; and wrongful death. Motley Rice is headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and has additional offices in Connecticut; Louisiana; Washington, D.C.; New York; Missouri; Rhode Island; and West Virginia. For more information, visit

Wolverine Worldwide Water Contamination is currently working with the law firms listed above who are handling ongoing litigation against Wolverine Worldwide. If you would like to speak with an attorney regarding a potential claim, please submit the contact form below. Click here to read the complaint in its entirety.

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