Represented a commercial landowner in a matter involving the investigation, remediation and potential Superfund litigation regarding the release of hazardous substances from a former petroleum refinery into the upper Allegheny River. This included negotiating access agreements, formulating an appropriate remediation plan, obtaining appropriate state releases of liability for that plan, and litigating a lost property value claim on behalf of the owner.
Successfully obtained defense verdicts on behalf of a major railroad client in multiple cases involving alleged solvent-induced brain damage where plaintiffs claimed multi-million dollar damages associated with lifetime exposure to paints and various degreasing agents.
Successfully defended various design firms in matters alleging failure of capping and containment systems to properly impound waste.
Successfully defended real estate professionals in litigations against claims for failure to disclose existence of potentially toxic mold to property purchaser.
Represented a national solid waste disposal company in a 10-day proceeding before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board defending claims filed by multiple property owners concerning allegations of nuisance, noise and potential contamination associated with client’s operations.
Successfully litigated a dispute between major solid waste disposal companies over contractual allotments of space to landfill waste at various commercial facilities.
Assisted with the prosecution of state and federal Superfund claims against former property owners at a non-listed state site as a method of cost recovery on behalf of the primarily responsible remediating party.
Represented a commercial banking entity in a matter involving the cleanup of property contaminated by the bankrupt entity, including monitoring consultants during the investigation and cleanup phases, and negotiating the appropriate release of liability for property resale.