Cuker Law Firm Blog

I have been deeply moved by my meetings with the people of Flint. The failure of government to protect its people was as devastating as the grit, determination and spirit of those people was inspiring. I have come away more determined than ever to hold all the wrong doers accountable for the harm that they […]

In my visit to Flint we were struck by the epidemic of skin disease which has spread throughout Flint. It seems that almost every family has at least one person who has experienced skin rashes since the water crisis hit. Now there is good news. A study is being conducted to investigate the nature and […]

Michigan’s Flint Water Advisory Task Force has issued a stunning report sharply critical of the state in its entire conduct of the Flint situation. The task force concluded that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) “bears primary responsibility for the water contamination in Flint.” The task force concluded that: MDEQ caused this crisis to […]

The parties in Thomas, et al. v. Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC, et al., announce that the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey has preliminarily approved a class action settlement. The hearing on final approval of the settlement is scheduled for June 2, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the United States […]

Mark Cuker is quoted in the Bucks County Courier Times regarding PFOA & PFOS contamination in PA. “Fitzpatrick, Warminster Environmental Council say Navy Should Be Doing More“ By Kyle Bagenstose, staff writer The Delaware Riverkeeper Network has been searching for a sympathetic ear. The Bristol-based environmental nonprofit has sent letters to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf […]

Flint Residents, here is an opportunity to be heard. We encourage you to participate. Dear Flint Resident, We are contacting you today to ask for your participation in a study about the effects of the Flint water crisis on your quality of life. As you are likely aware, high levels of lead have been detected […]

Residents who have not yet contacted WCB may file a claim by visiting www.paulsborowatersettlement.com. From the Courier Post: Plastics firm settles Paulsboro suit by Carly Q. Romalino March 31, 2016 PAULSBORO – A West Deptford plastics company must pay for blood testing of Paulsboro residents who drank from the borough’s contaminated water supply. Solvay Specialty […]

Good News From Toms River There is a lot of bad news circulating today, but I have nothing but good news to report from my recent visit to Tom’s River. I was invited by Linda Gillick, head of the Toms River Citizen’s Action Committee for Childhood Cancer Cluster, to join her and Bob Ingenito, formerly […]

On January 17, 2017 Mark R. Cuker served as a panelist at a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Environmental and Energy Law Committee. The panel was comprised of legal practitioners experienced in representing residents and municipalities in litigation and remediation involving perfluorinated compounds (PFCs). Recently discovered in drinking water […]

We have previously posted multiple blogs about PFNA, a perfluorinated compound which has been found in many private wells in the West Deptford area. On January 11, 2017, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it had accepted a proposal by the Drinking Water Quality Institute to establish a maximum contaminant level […]

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