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Toxics Law Reporter

Toxics Law Reporter™ delivers the most comprehensive, authoritative, and objective coverage of significant developments in toxic tort, hazardous waste, and related insurance litigation — all with analysis from top litigators. Be among the first to know about developments that can impact your clients and your practice.

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Protect your clients by being well informed. Stay ahead of the latest legal developments involving hazardous waste and toxic substances in and out of the courtroom. Track significant lawsuits from pre-trial pleadings to final disposition. 


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Toxic Law Reporter™ is the one source that covers it all — personal injury, property damage, and insurance litigation involving exposure to toxic and hazardous substances. This includes civil and criminal suits brought by private parties or governments involving cleanup costs, natural resources, and hazardous waste, as well as state and local hazardous-waste laws and actions brought under state-tort law for exposure to toxic substances

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TOPICS COVERED

Topics Covered
  • Allocation issues
  • Contribution protection
  • Cost-recovery and cleanup litigation
  • Due diligence
  • Environmental exposure
  • Federal facilities
  • Government-enforcement actions
  • Groundwater contamination
  • Hazardous-waste law
  • Liability insurance
  • Natural-resource damages
  • Occupational exposure
  • Personal injury
  • Product liability
  • Property damage
  • Residential exposure
  • Oil spills
  • State-enforcement actions
  • Tort reform
  • Toxic torts
Key Laws & Regulations Covered
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA/Superfund)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Clean Air Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
  • Oil Pollution Act
  • Toxic Substances Control Act

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Notification: current reports providing news and developments.

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Updated continually online, with e-mail highlights.


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Oil Company Liable for Storage Tank Leaks; No Need to Show It Caused Releases at Issue
July 31
No Review of Case Linking Chemicals, Brain Cancer
July 31
Industry PRPs Would Pay for Cleanup Under Superfund Bill Introduced in Senate
July 31
Archer Daniels Midland to Pay $430K To Settle Clean Water Act Allegations
July 31
N.C. Statute of Repose in Indemnification Suit Began Running Upon Refusal to Indemnify
July 30
EPA Urges D.C. Circuit to Deny State Motion To Vacate Cross-State Air Rule in Texas
July 30
New York Property Owner Held Liable For Contaminated Fill Near Reservoir
July 30
Gas Station's Contribution Suit Appropriate Before NJDEP Finalizes Remediation Plan
July 29
Two Zometa Plaintiffs May Go to Trial; Novartis Wins Judgment in Third Case
July 29
Science, Simplified: Five Tips for Presenting Scientific Evidence That Will Resonate With Juries in Drug and Medical Device Cases
July 29
South Carolina Negligence Rule Doesn't Apply to Superfund Actions
July 29
Minor's Lead Poisoning Suit Revived: Risk-Contribution Theory Appropriate
July 28
Rust-Oleum Maker to Pay $797.5 Million To Settle Asbestos-Related Injury Claims
July 28
Lexapro Marketing Suit Should Be Revived, California Parents Tell First Circuit
July 28
Challenge to Haze Plan for New Mexico Plant Rejected as Moot After Units at Issue Closed
July 28
Voter-Approved Fracking Ban Struck Down; Colorado State Law Preempts Ordinance
July 25
CERCLA Preempts N.Y. State Law Claims; Report Shows No Petroleum Contamination
July 25
Selenium Releases Violated Water Act; Permit Needn't Specify Selenium Limits
July 25
Imperial Oil Ltd. May Keep Secret Details of Alberta Soil Cleanup Agreement
July 25
Later-Served Defendant Didn't Waive Right To Remove Earlier-Removed Asbestos Case
July 24
$10 Million Verdict Upheld In Children's Motrin Case
July 24
Military Criticized for Use of Toxic Burn Pits; KBR Seeks to Skirt Liability in Injury Suits
July 24
Report Finds Pentachlorophenol, Byproducts Are ‘Reasonably Anticipated' Carcinogens
July 24
Death Is Indivisible Injury Under Md. Law; Asbestos Trust Must Pay Full $1.3M Award
July 23
Travelers Must Pay More Than $500 Million Under Johns Manville Asbestos Settlement
July 23
Engle-Progeny Suit Reinstated; No Illness Manifested While Fla. Resident
July 23
Most Waste Sites Used for Renewable Energy Subject to State Laws, Not CERLCA, EPA Says
July 23
Reynolds to Appeal $23B Verdict In Florida Widow's Tobacco Suit
July 22
DOJ Cites Conflict, Says Former EPA Official Should Be Disqualified as Expert Witness
July 22
Phthalates in Toys Don't Pose High Risks To Children, Advisory Panel Tells CPSC
July 22
No Air Act Preemption: Tort Claims Remain In Coal Ash Suit Against Power Plant
July 21
Class Strikes Deal With Freedom Industries Over W.Va. Chemical Spill Into Water Supply
July 21
Texas Files As-Applied Challenge To Cross-State Power Plant Emissions Rule
July 21
Volvo Powertrain Liable for Emissions From Engines Made by Sister Company
July 21
Verdict in Engle-Progeny Case Affirmed; Evidentiary Challenges Rejected
July 18
Former Owner Fails to Establish Divisibility; Its PCB Spills Alone Would Require Cleanup
July 18
Pa. Public Utility Commission Can't Review Local Ordinances Affecting Drilling Operations
July 18
Industry Groups, States Petition High Court, Challenging Air Toxics Rule for Power Plants
July 18
Failure to Agree With Proposed Remedy Didn't Violate Memorandum of Understanding
July 17
Class Status for Vapor Intrusion Cases Harder to Achieve After Dukes Decision
July 17
Jury Spoliation Instruction Nixed, But Indemnity Upheld in Fuel Leak Suit
July 17
Oil Company, President to Pay $21.4 Million For Illegal PCB-Contaminated Oil Disposal
July 17
Ohio Advocacy Group Asks Federal EPA To Assume Clean Water Act Enforcement
July 17
Sierra Club Sues EPA Over Deadlines For State Plans on 2008 Ozone Standard
July 17
Environmental Groups Seek EPA Decision On Challenges to Texas Power Plant Permits
July 17
Texas Substantial Factor Test Extends To Mesothelioma Cases; $11.6M Verdict Nixed
July 16
‘Component Parts' Defense to Worker Suits To Be Considered by California High Court
July 16
EPA to Regulate Workers' Exposure To Vapor Intrusion, Lawyer Says
July 16
No Learned Intermediary Defense In West Virginia Wrongful Death Suit
July 16
Washington State Seeks Comment on Cleanup
July 16
North Carolina Senate Rejects Coal Ash Changes
July 16
New EPA Model Consent Order Limits Settling Parties to Contribution Claims
July 15
Plaintiff Loses Metoclopramide Appeal; Dissent Would Certify Branded Liability Issue
July 15
Consumer ‘Popcorn Lung' Case Slated for August Trial
July 15
Rust-Oleum Maker to Pay $797.5 Million To Settle Asbestos-Related Injury Claims
July 28
Voter-Approved Fracking Ban Struck Down; Colorado State Law Preempts Ordinance
July 25
Punitives OK'd for Unseaworthiness Claims, Not for Wrongful Death, Survival Actions
July 14
Bar on Superfund Jury Trials Extends to Cost Recovery Actions
July 14
Evidence Falls Short for Commonality Finding For Georgia Property Contamination Class
July 14
Flaws in Expert Proof Sink Exposure Claims Linked to Hurricane-Battered Alcoa Refinery
July 14
‘Failure-to-Update' Claims Allowed; No Brand Maker Liability, Iowa Top Court Says
July 14
Liability of Virginia Coal Company Affirmed For Unpermitted Selenium Discharges
July 14
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules: Current Headaches and Future Migraines
July 11
Canadian Company to Pay $2.5 Million To Settle Allegations at Waste Water Facility
July 11
Injury Claims of 211 WTC Workers Revived; Each Plaintiff's Record Must Be Assessed
July 10
Hazardous Waste Left in Soil, Ground Water Not ‘Imminent and Substantial Endangerment’
July 10
Perfluorinates, Waste Tire Chemicals Among 43 to Have Significant New Use Rules
July 10
Final Chemical Risk Assessments, Labels Coming by Fall, EPA Official Says
July 10
Fracking Guidelines Issued by Industry To Ease Communities’ Widespread Fears
July 10
Democrats Introduce Bill to Ban BPA Use In All Food, Beverage Containers
July 10
Asbestos Suit Headed to N.Y. High Court; Crane's Liability for Third-Party Parts at Issue
July 9
Asbestos Exception to Wrongful Death Deadline Doesn't Extend to Benzene Exposure Suit
July 9
Waldburger Plaintiffs Ask for Remand To Allow Lower Court to Consider New Law
July 9
EPA Withdraws Animal Feedlot Guidance From OMB Review, Citing Recent Revisions
July 9
Former Connecticut CEO Pleads Guilty To Violating Clean Water Act, Faces Prison
July 9
Jury Spoliation Instruction Nixed, But Indemnity Upheld in Fuel Leak Suit
July 17
The Future of Take-Home Exposure Cases In California? ‘It Depends,' Lawyers Say
July 9
CTS Corp. Site Involved in Waldburger Case To Stay on Superfund National Priorities List
July 8
Luminant Challenges to Notices Premature; Texas Power Plant Violations Alleged
July 8
States Seek to Challenge Application Of EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
July 8
Class Strikes Deal With Freedom Industries Over W. Va. Chemical Spill Into Water Supply
July 21
Lack of Physician Report Ends Asbestos Suit; Reform Law Was Constitutionally Applied
July 7
Passed Deadline for Worker's Asbestos Suit Doesn't Bar Widow's Wrongful Death Claim
July 7
Coal Ash Bill Passes North Carolina House, Seen as Weaker Than State Senate Version
July 7
Crude Oil Shipping Facility in Oregon Violates Air Act, Advocacy Groups Say
July 7
Whether ‘Disposal' Occurred Is Fact Question; Location of Waste Inside Building at Issue
July 3
PVC Manufacturers Seek Review of Limits On Air Toxics Despite EPA Reconsideration
July 3
Warning Duty Limited to Prescribing Doc; Evidence Curtailed in Florida Aredia Case
July 3
State Bar Not Necessary Party to Class Suit Alleging Bogus Asbestos Charges by Law Firm
July 3
EPA Moves to Help Degreasing Shops, Manufacturers Find Alternatives for Solvent
July 3
Product Makers Swapping Banned Retardants With Related Chemicals, New Report Shows
July 3
Lesson From Waldburger: Federalism Alive, High Court Wary of Preempting State Law
July 2
Asbestos Worker May Sue Employer in Tort After Workers' Comp. Deadline Passed
July 2
EPA Not Obligated to Regulate CAFOs Under Air Act; No Nondiscretionary Duty
July 2
Design Defect, Consumer Claims Axed In Tysabri Wrongful Death Suit
July 2
EPA Publishes Air Toxics Proposal For Refineries, Open Comment Period
July 2
EPA Proposes to Limit Toxic Emissions From Off-Site Waste, Recovery Facilities
July 2
Challenges on Water Jurisdiction Rule Expected Due to Conflicts With Court Rulings
July 2
TCE Should Be Listed as Known Carcinogen, National Toxicology Program Draft Says
July 2
Evidence Falls Short for Commonality Finding For Ga. Property Contamination Class
July 14
Evidence Falls Short for Commonality Finding For Ga. Property Contamination Class
July 14
Fourth Circuit Holds Virginia Coal Company Liable for Unpermitted Selenium Discharges
July 14
Perfluorinated, Waste Tire Chemicals Among 43 to Have Significant New Use Rules
July 10
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case On California Low-Carbon Fuel Rules
July 1
Plaintiffs' Expert Excluded From Zoloft MDL; Causation Opinion Not Reliable
July 1
WildEarth Guardians Seeks Rehearing in Coal Case
July 1
Municipal New York Fracking Bans Upheld; State Law Doesn't Preempt Local Zoning Laws
June 30
N.C. Bill to Address Waldburger Ruling May Not Save Asheville, Lejeune Suits
June 30
EPA Lacked Authority to Exempt Fuels From RCRA Hazardous Waste Regulation
June 30
Consumers Who Used Generic Drug Lose Appeal Against Branded, Generic Makers
June 30
SCOTUS Won't Review Vaccine Act Ruling Denying Future Earnings Where Recipient Died
June 30
CAFA's ‘Tried Jointly' Language Won't Get Supreme Court Review
June 30
SCOTUS Seeks U.S. Government's View In Case Allowing ‘Failure-to-Update' Claims
June 30
R.J. Reynolds Socked With $20M Verdict In Engle-Progeny Case in Florida
June 27
Supreme Court Decision Means D.C. Circuit Can Move Forward With Permitting Cases
June 27
Asbestos Verdict Against Foster Wheeler Tossed; Boiler Was Improvement to Property; Suit Untimely
June 27
Nine States Ask Judges to Block Proposed Carbon Standards for Power Plants
June 27
Court Asked to Lift Stay of Cross-State Rule, Extend Compliance Deadlines by Three Years
June 27
Another Asarco Contribution Suit Untimely; Bankruptcy Settlement Approval Started Clock
June 26
Michigan Lacks Jurisdiction Over Valero In Suit Stemming From Subsidiary's Leak
June 26
AIG Gives Freedom Full $3M Pollution Policy To Cover Liabilities for W.Va. Chemical Spill
June 26
Software Maker May Be Held Liable For Negligent Undertaking in Drug Liability Suit
June 26
Dry Cleaning Workers, Their Children Face Health Risks From Solvent, EPA Finds
June 26
Hexavalent Chromium Toxicity Data Coming; EPA Urged to Analyze More Health Hazards
June 26
EPA May Face More Scrutiny From Judges Following Supreme Court Permitting Decision
June 25
FDA Denies Citizen Petition Requesting Black Box Warning on Statin Labels
June 25
Congress Shouldn't Block FDA Rule On Generic Drug Labeling, Public Citizen Says
June 25
Asarco's Contribution Suit Time-Barred; Bankruptcy Settlement Approval Started Clock
June 24
In Mesothelioma Suit, Estate Failed to Show That Artist Used Asbestos-Containing Clay
June 24
Supreme Court Limits Greenhouse Gas Rule; Most Stationary Sources Still Subject to Rule
June 23
N.C. Enacts Law in Wake of Waldburger Ruling To Allow Lejeune, Asheville Ground Water Suits
June 23
$360M Lead Exposure Award Up in the Air; $240M in Punitive Damages Needs Another Look
June 20
Pa. Sues Dozens of Oil Companies Over MTBE; Defendants Include Exxon Mobil, BP Plc
June 20
Government Immune From Negligence Suit For TCE Contamination at Air Force Base
June 20
Case Revived Against ConAgra Over Alleged Salmonella-Tainted Pies
June 20
EPA Official Defends Power Plant Proposal As House Republicans Question Legality
June 20
No Sanctions Imposed Against Eli Lilly For Former Executive's Trial Testimony
June 19
Environmental Groups Reach Settlement With West Virginia Landowner Over Selenium
June 19
Crane Vows to Appeal $25 Million Asbestos Awards
June 19
Air Act Doesn't Preempt Iowa Tort Claims For Damage From Factory, Top Court Says
June 18
Sierra Club Seeks Review Of Affirmative Defense Provision in Air Rules
June 18
Jury Hits Crane With $25 Million for Asbestos Claims
June 18
EPA Inspector General: Clear Process Needed To Assess Sites for Lead Absent Public Petition
June 18
New York Assembly Passes Fracking Ban
June 18
N.C. Poised to Remove Procedural Barrier To Ground Water Suits After Waldburger
June 17
Silica Not Incorporated Into Final Product; Component Parts Doctrine Doesn't Apply
June 17
Spraying Herbicide Inherently Dangerous; Homeowner May Be Liable for Tree Damage
June 16
Solicitor General's Views Sought in KBR Cases
June 16
Trial Over BP Investors’ Stock Losses From Gulf Spill Scheduled for May 2015
June 16
Groups Lack Standing to Challenge Memo On Review of State Air Pollution Plans
June 16
Comment Time Extended on Fracturing Chemicals
June 16
Protection of Judicial Review Watered Down in D.C. Circuit
June 13
Medical Evidence of Each Injury Unnecessary During Discovery in Lead Paint Exposure Suits
June 13