Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) MDL

Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2873

This website has been prepared and is maintained by the Court-appointed Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee (the “PEC”) of the Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (“AFFF”) Products Liability Multi-District Litigation (“MDL”) No. 2873. The MDL was established in 2018 and is currently pending before the Honorable Richard Gergel in the United States District Court of South Carolina, Charleston Division. The PEC was appointed to act as the primary contact between the Court and plaintiffs’ counsel.

Thanks to the PEC’s efforts – as well as those of trial counsel and the settlement negotiation teams – the first water provider settlements for Public Water Systems (“PWS”) to treat their drinking water were announced in June, 2023. Settlement agreements have now been reached with the 3M Company (“3M”); E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company n/k/a EIDP, Inc., The Chemours Company, The Chemours Company FC, LLC, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and Corteva, Inc. (collectively, “DuPont”);  with Tyco Fire Products LP (“Tyco”); and with BASF Corporation (“BASF”). 

The 3M PWS Settlement is for up to $12.5 billion; the DuPont PWS Settlement is for $1.185 billion; the Tyco PWS Settlement is for $750 million; and the BASF PWS Settlement is for $316.5 million.

The 3M and DuPont PWS Settlements have been granted final approval by the MDL Court. Other AFFF-related litigation, falling outside the scope of these agreements, continues in the MDL.

While the Settlements share certain similar terms and conditions, they also differ in important ways as well. Please consult the defendant-specific documents for full details. 

The links below are intended to provide guidance and help in understanding the 3M, DuPont, Tyco and BASF Settlement Agreements.

The information provided on this PEC website is for general use and information related to the AFFF litigation and related lawsuits filed in the MDL.  Any information or materials that are not publicly available are under a secure page on this website and requires you agree to be bound under the Court’s Protective Order before access to this information will be permitted. 

Other than the work and effort to place information and maintain this website, there is limited, if any, legal work-product provided here.  

To file a Claim, and for additional information, please visit the Claims Administrator’s Settlement Website,