toxic tort


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toxic tort

noun Generally: lethal wrongdoing, noxious injury, poison Specifically: asbestos poisoning, environmental poisoning
Associated concepts: asbestos, electromagnetic fields, lead paint, lead poisoning, radon
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Opening his introduction with a hypothetical scenario in which a lawyer's corporate client is inquiring about what to do about a train crash that has spilled the corporation's toxic chemicals that are now sickening members of the nearby community, a state court case has been brought that charges that one of the corporation's chemical plants has been causing severe respiratory problems in neighboring environs, and in a different trial a "transport" expert is prepared to testify that another local plant's dump site is contaminating neighbors' water wells, Rudlin (a partner with the Product Liability and Mass Tort Practice Group at Hunton & Williams LLP) declares that it's all in a day's work for the toxic tort lawyer in the United States.
Policies can cap remediation or toxic tort costs and supplement directors and officers' (D & O) coverage.
Aimed at students and attorneys, this compact volume provides basic information on toxic tort law--a combination of private and public law dealing with exposure to toxic substances.
Andrews produces over 45 other legal and litigation reports in the areas of business/finance, business & technology, employment law, insurance, product liability and personal injury, and toxic tort and environmental.
Congress is considering tort reform; the Data Quality Act (Office of Management and Budget 2002) produced a large number of new federal regulations about how government agencies may use scientific data; Daubert hearings (Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy 2003), based on a 10-year-old Supreme Court decision and its progeny, dominate product liability and toxic tort litigation; and the American Law Institute is revisiting its Restatement of Torts (American Law Institute 2003) that proposes to tell judges and others how scientists determine causation.
It's a case that's going to be very important to future cases, as well, in the toxic tort arena.
This conflict appears most dramatically in toxic tort cases, in which plaintiffs claim to have suffered injury or disease from toxic substances.
This article reviews the obstacles confronting toxic tort plaintiffs and alternative remedies and causes of action.
Toxic tort litigation can be quite costly, and poor minority people may encounter difficulties finding and negotiating a deal with attorneys who are both experienced in handling toxic tort cases and capable of advancing the necessary expenses.
CPAS must consider a company's exposure to toxic tort liability for personal injury or property damage due to chemical exposure.
Two recent court cases suggest a need to stress right and wrong ways to approach legal and scientific issues in toxic tort litigation.
Hazardous Waste, Toxic Tort, and Products Liability Insurance Problems