Toxic and Environmental Torts

Author: Robin Kundis Craig
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314926944
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This completely new casebook provides an integrated approach to private and public law responses to toxic insults to individuals and to the environment. The principal competing casebook focuses on procedural issues, whereas this book focuses on the substance of toxics in a deep way, exploring--among other issues--the difficulties of employing various scientific methods to address the question of causation. This book carefully considers the role of public law, both in controlling risks and its interaction with private law.

Law of Environmental and Toxic Torts

Author: M. Stuart Madden
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314156075
Format: PDF, ePub
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Focuses on the theories of liability that private plaintiffs may rely upon to recover for environmental or toxic harms. Presents special procedural problems of causation posed by Environmental and Toxic Torts. Addresses special harms that often relate to seeking recovery for future, but as yet unrealized, consequences of their exposure to toxic substances. Regards the role of state and federal statutes and regulations in private tort actions, including discussion of express and implied preemption and the Supreme Court decisions. Discusses proposals for reform of the tort system.

Toxic Tort Litigation

Author: D. Alan Rudlin
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590317341
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Trying a toxic tort case is unlike other high-stakes litigation. This guide explores the legal elements that distinguish toxic tort litigation, explaining theories of liability and damages as well as procedural and substantive defenses. Chapters cover scientific and medical evidence, causation, trial management and strategy, settlement, and specialized litigation, including mold, lead, asbestos, silica, food products, pharmaceuticals, and MTBE.

Toxic Torts in a Nutshell

Author: Jean Eggen
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781628103519
Format: PDF, ePub
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This work introduces the study of toxic torts and identifies the theories of liability related to both toxic products and environmental pollution. It also covers special defendants, such as employers, governmental entities, and government contractors; workers' compensation; insurance coverage issues; key defenses such as statutes of limitations and preemption; causation and scientific evidence; and new theories of injury and damages. A chapter examines regulation of hazardous releases into the environment under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). The work also addresses mass toxic torts and examines emerging actions related to nanotechnology and hydraulic fracturing.