Toxic and Environmental Torts

Author: Robin Kundis Craig
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314926944
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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, Docs
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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
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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.

Phosphate Fluorides Toxic Torts

Author: Gary Pittman
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615490409
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Gary Pittman and his co-workers were systematically exposed to toxic substances while working for Occidental Chemical Corporation's north Florida phosphoric acid plants and mines. "Phosphate - Fluorides - Toxic Torts" is a personal narrative by Pittman describing his seven-year battle with Occidental while suffering with chemical poisoning, and the obstacles he had to overcome in the pursuit of compensation. Occidental Chemical Corporation was no stranger to Toxic Tort litigation. They were the company named in the 1979 landmark case, "United States v. Occidental," about the "Love Canal" public health disaster in the late 1970s. In 1995, the "Love Canal" case was still in the courts when Pittman, a co-worker, and attorney, Dorothy Clay Sims took on the mammoth Occidental machine with their legions of law firms. Did Pittman win? Yes and no. When you have your health, you can always make more money, but when you are poisoned and debilitated, there's not enough money in the world to buy back your health.