Environmental & Toxic Tort

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Experience in Environmental & Toxic Tort

Class Action Concerning Contamination From Industrial Park in Northwest IllinoisRepresented insurer in favorable resolution of claims stemming from environmental pollution, United States Environmental Protection Act and Illinois Environmental Protection Act actions, and class action concerning contamination from Industrial Park.

Broadway Landfills Environmental Claim Represented party identified by State of Arizona as potentially responsible for clean up costs at landfill site near Tucson.

Mass Toxic Tort Case Involving Municipal AirportRepresented defendant airport in a mass toxic tort case. Successfully defeated attempt to certify a proposed class of 189,000 plaintiffs for personal injury and medical monitoring.

Improper Commercial Property Inspection Against Engineering Consulting Firm

Represented engineering firm in litigation involving professional negligence concerning commercial property inspection for mold and environmental contaminants. Obtained dismissal of plaintiff's claims before discovery based on limitation of liability clause in parties' contract.

Numerous Claims Against Insured Manufacturer of Products that Allegedly Contained Vinyl ChlorideSuccessfully represented commercial liability insurer in connection with numerous claims throughout the country against insured, which allegedly manufactured and distributed products containing a harmful chemical component over a 30-year period.

Alleged Misappropriation of Charity FundsRepresented non-profit wildlife foundation in lawsuit arising out of an alleged misappropriation of charity funds.

Tucson Airport Area Superfund SiteRepresented a Potentially Responsible Party. Successfully negotiated two Consent Decrees, one involving regional groundwater remediation and the other involving soil and local groundwater contamination.

Tort Reform Statute Modifying Joint and Several Liability Dispute Involving the Tucson Airport Authority

Yslava v. Hughes Aircraft Co., 188 Ariz. 380, 936 P.2d 1274 (Ariz. 1997). 

Represented party before Arizona Supreme Court in question certified by federal court regarding tort reform statute modifying joint and several liability.

Superfund Contribution Actions Against Various Public Entities and Private PartiesObtained $50 million in contribution payments from other potentially responsible parties for clean up of VOCs, metals and PCBs in soils and groundwater and landfill closure.