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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Mehwish Aslam will focus on asbestos litigation, toxic tort litigation, product liability and medical negligence and healthcare.
She has been involved in business and commercial litigation, labor and employment litigation, intellectual property litigation, products liability and toxic tort litigation.
Additionally, he has extensive experience in personal injury, toxic tort, commercial and civil rights litigation.
Not only is she well-versed in a range of commercial, toxic tort, and environmental litigation matters, but she also possesses the leadership and managerial skills our clients value when they seek counsel on large-scale litigation matters.
Luck (Miami), a member of the appellate and trial support, national trial, and products and toxic tort liability practice groups; Ilan A.
Toxic tort law remains one of the most dynamic and provocative areas of the law, he says, and is truly evolving a new jurisprudence that is not entirely tort law, environmental law, or science law.
This past June, a policyholder tried to extend the toxic tort approach to a commercial case.
Historically, in environmental catastrophes, courts have refused to allow parties to enter into covenants not to sue without a reopening provision, because public policy dictates that a toxic tort is a strict liability tort where the claimant is entitled to recover not only the immediate removal costs, but also future damages that result from such an incident.
The topics include looking for the space between law and ecology, the ecological narrative of risk and the emergence of toxic tort litigation, biotechnology as environmental regulation, animals and the future salvation of the world, seeking spatial and environmental justice for people and places within the European Union, and Deleuze and the defense of nature.
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.
Editorial covers a range of basic foundational issues, such as: the admissibility or inadmissibility of evidence of causation in toxic tort cases the implications of deliberative democracy for privacy rights; equality as a principle of distributive justice; the paradox of moral luck; the treatment of intellectual property in China; and, the extent to which initial acquisition of goods yields full property rights.
Policies can cap remediation or toxic tort costs and supplement directors and officers' (D & O) coverage.