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Ted Leopold Ted Leopold, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll   (Photo: Melanie Bell)

A lead lawyer spearheading the litigation over the Flint water crisis has brought a class action over drinking water contamination that allegedly has exposed residents in five counties to liver cancer and other health risks.

Ted Leopold, a Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, partner at Washington, D.C.’s Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, brought the case on Monday in North Carolina federal court against E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. and its subsidiary, The Chemours Co. The suit claims both companies, which make Teflon, created a public health crisis when they dumped several chemicals into the Cape Fear River for decades from a plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina—then hid their actions from federal and state regulators.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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