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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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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
  • 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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Pollution Liability Policy Provides Coverage For Claims From Natural Gas Explosion
March 19
$10.6 Million Topamax Jury Award Affirmed in Bellwether Trial Against Drug Manufacturer
March 19
Settlement Prospects Uncertain, Cases Still Numerous, Appellate Issues Varied in Florida Tobacco Litigation
March 19
Missouri Plaintiffs Win Class Status In Courthouse Med Monitoring Asbestos Case
March 19
Food Producers' Win in Prop 65 Case Upheld; No Warning Need for Lead in Baby Food, Fruit
March 19
Doctor Suffered No Injury, Lacks Standing To Challenge State's Fracking ‘Gag' Rule
March 19
Kopocis: EPA's Waters of U.S. Rule Expected to Be Fully Implemented by Oct. 1
March 19
Funding Cuts Taking Toll on Superfund, Brownfields Programs, Stanislaus Testifies
March 19
State Role Overseeing Chemical Safety Is Central Issue in TSCA Overhaul Hearing
March 19
Cruden Outlines Enforcement Priorities, Talks Deepwater Horizon, Next Gen, Budget
March 18
BMW Fumes Suit Offers N.Y. High Court Chance to Clarify Expert Evidence Standards
March 18
Fracking Rule Imminent for Federal Lands, With More Regulations to Follow, Jewell Says
March 18
New Jersey Senate Urges Court, Officials To Reject $225M Settlement With Exxon
March 18
Taishan Gypsum to Re-enter Drywall Cases After Default, Contempt, Class Certification
March 18
Exide Technologies Settles With EPA, Indiana Over Air Violations at Muncie Lead Smelter
March 18
U.S. Challenges BP Deepwater Horizon Ruling That Reduced Maximum Penalty by $4 Billion
March 17
Anti-Fracking Ordinance Struck Down; Measure Conflicts With Ohio State Law
March 17
Puerto Rico's MTBE Claims Against Chevron May Proceed; Migration to Wells at Issue
March 17
San Diego, Port Authority Sue Monsanto To Finance Cleanup of PCBs in Bay
March 17
Federal Transportation Law Preempts Nuisance Suit Over Railroad Operations
March 16
Duke Hit With $25 Million Civil Penalty For North Carolina Coal Ash Contamination
March 16
Pollution Exclusion Clause No Bar To Claims for Smoke Inhalation Injuries
March 13
Seaman's Manslaughter Charges Properly Dismissed Against BP Officials
March 13
Advil Liqui-Gels Stomach Ulcer Suit Nixed; Knowledge of Alleged Risk Not Shown
March 13
EPA Acted Within its Authority By Approving Air Act Penalty Alternatives
March 12
RCRA ‘Solid Waste' Includes Contaminants Deposited by Air, Water and Soil Seepage
March 12
Dredge-and-Fill Permits Required For Wetlands Adjacent to Tributary of River
March 12
No Coverage for Drug Distributor Anda In West Virginia ‘Pill Mill' Suit
March 12
Decision on PepsiCo 4-MeI Class Action Expected Soon, Co-Lead Counsel Says
March 12
Asbestos Exposure Case Revived on Appeal; Overall Record Sufficient to Establish Claim
March 11
Counsel, Know Thy Clients: Dismissals Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 25 For Failure to Properly Substitute for Deceased Plaintiffs
March 11
$1.43M Electromagnetic Radiation Suit Ends; Causation, Preemption Trump EMF Sensitivity
March 11
TSCA Legislation Protects Public Health, State Rights, Commerce, Senators Say
March 11
Democrat's Bill Would Update Asbestos Reporting
March 11
High Court: Formal Rulemaking Not Required For Agency to Modify Interpretation of Rule
March 10
CPSC Obtains 60 Minutes Research On China-Made Laminated Flooring
March 10
Sanctions Imposed on Seattle Law Firm For ‘Bad Faith' Pursuit of Thalidomide Cases
March 10
Total Petroleum to Spend $1.6 Million To Settle RCRA Storage Tank Violations
March 10
Subcontractors Not Liable as ‘Operators' For Jet Fuel Pipeline Spill at Military Base
March 9
Edwards Air Base Dispute Pits California Against EPA on Vapor Intrusion Standards
March 9
Gallo Glass Co. Used Hazardous Sludge To Make Wine Bottles, California Alleges
March 9
Amazon, Others Sued Over Teen Death Allegedly Caused by Caffeine Powder
March 9
New Jersey Accepts $225 Million To Resolve NRD Claims Against Exxon Mobil
March 6
Alaska Mine Manager Pleads Guilty To Illegal Discharges, False Reporting
March 6
Lone Pine Order Rejected as Unfair To Plaintiffs in Fracking Litigation
March 6
Xplor Energy Ordered to Pay $3.1 Million For Discharges Into Gulf of Mexico
March 6
Five Men Plead Guilty to Defrauding Illinois Underground Storage Tank Fund
March 6
Trichloroethylene, Methylene Chloride Uses Could Be Limited Under Possible EPA Rules
March 6
Judgment Reopened in Fox River Case; NCR Corp. Shares Liability for Entire Site
March 5
Marlboro Lights Smoker Class Status OK'd; Rare Certification Says Predominance No Bar
March 5
Federal Transportation Law Preempts Nuisance Suit Over Railroad Operations
March 16
Pepsi Putative Class Action Dismissed; No Support for Cancer Claims
March 5
Couple's Testosterone Product Suit Goes Back to Alabama State Court
March 5
Contaminated Sediment Cleanups Require Collaboration Among EPA Offices, Memo Says
March 5
Alaska Companies Seek High Court Review Of Permit Shield Ruling for Coal Discharges
March 5
Publication of Coal Ash Rule Not Expected Until Late March or Early April, EPA Says
March 5
Senator Seeks Probes of Chinese Flooring, Draws Parallel to Defective Drywall ‘Debacle'
March 4
Class Certification Denied in Suit Over Halliburton's Disposal of Rocket Fuel
March 4
GlaxoSmithKline Judgment Affirmed; Paxil Plaintiff's Claims Time-Barred
March 4
Company Uninsured for PCB Contaminants Because of ‘Total Pollution Exclusion’ Clause
March 4
State Class Action Over Tainted Dog Treats May Go on as Federal Deal Awaits Approval
March 4
RCRA Citizen Suit Alleging TCE Ground Water Contamination Survives Dismissal
March 4
Ohio Sues BP, Seeks $33 Million For Cleanup Funding Reimbursement
March 4
Dismissal of Trucking Group Challenge To California Diesel Rules Upheld on Appeal
March 4
California Sets More Stringent Goal For Perchlorate in Drinking Water
March 4
New Jersey Accutane Plaintiffs in Peril After Experts Barred for Poor Science
March 3
Gallow Glass Co. Used Hazardous Sludge To Make Wine Bottles, California Alleges
March 9
Outside Counsel Contingency-Fee Contract OK'd in Opioid Fraudulent Marketing Case
March 3
Environmental Due Diligence in a Competitive Mergers and Acquisition Market
March 3
Neighbors of General Mills Plant Win Class Certification of Pollution Claims
March 3
Finding the Divide Between CERCLA Cost Recovery and Contribution Actions
March 2
Lumber Liquidators Fights Class Action Over Tainted Wood Flooring Made in China
March 2
Last Peanut Butter MDL Suit Moves On; ConAgra Loses Bid for Summary Judgment
March 2
Exxon Mobil Settles Suit With New Jersey Over Century of Pollution From Two Plants
March 2
Mine Superintendent Gets Six Months Prison Upon Plea to French Gulch Mine Discharges
March 2
Boiler, Incinerator Oral Arguments Won't Be Held Until 2015-2016 Term
March 2
Dairy Manure Case Opens Door to Broader Interpretations of RCRA, Panelists Say
February 27
Defense Verdict Upheld, Duty of Care Defined For Maryland Lead Poisoning Study Participants
February 27
Nucor Steel Can't Use Clean Air Act To Block Competitor's Permit for Steel Mill
February 27
Cost Consideration Not Required for Decision On Power Plant Mercury Rule, EPA Says
February 27
Halt to California Hydraulic Fracturing Sought
February 27
J&J Wins Risperdal Verdict Cut But Must Pay $136M, S.C. Top Court Says
February 26
Contact Lens Wearer Loses Appeal; Can't Show Product Defect or Causation
February 26
Asbestos Case Remanded for Failure To Satisfy Federal Officer Removal Statute
February 26
J&J Told to Pay $2.5 Million In Risperdal Male Breast Growth Trial
February 26
Focus on Uniform Cost Thresholds In Individual Challenges to Cross-State Rule
February 26
EPA Civil Rights Unit to Investigate Claims That N.C. Hog Farm Permit Harms Minorities
February 26
Nicotine Liquid Packaging Bill Approved By Senate Commerce Committee
February 26
$100M Deal Reached to End Smokers' Cases In Federal Engle-Progeny Docket in Florida
February 25
Exxon Mobil Seeks Reconsideration Of $1 Million Penalty After Yellowstone Spill
February 25
Ohio Couple Appealing Decision Over State NPDES Issuing Authority
February 25
Obama Vetoes Republican Attempt To Force Keystone Pipeline Approval
February 24
Bringing Scientific Peer Review to Scientific Evidence
February 24
Claims Preempted in Branded Drug Suit; Maker Couldn't Unilaterally Change Label
February 24
Superfund Counterclaim Is ‘Suit’; Triggers Insurer's Duty to Defend
February 24
Company to Get Government Records In Effort to Show CERCLA Case Time-Barred
February 23
Duke Energy to Pay $100 Million to Resolve Criminal Charges in Dan River Coal Ash Spill
February 23
Professors Say EPA Has Tools To Resolve Conflicting Air Act Amendments
February 23
BPA Could Make Prop 65 List Pending Committee Consideration of Research in May
February 23
BP Maximum Gulf Spill CWA Penalty $4,300 Per Barrel
February 23
Engle-Progeny Plaintiff Can't Void Verdict After Failing to Object to Causation Findings
February 20
Bare Metal Defense Ruling Reconsidered, Intervening State Court Decision Cited
February 20
Power Plant Mercury Standards Litigation May Signal High Court's View of Deference
February 20
Water Treatment Plant's Ammonia Discharges Require Species Act Permit, Group Says
February 20
Fraudulent Shareholder Transfers Voided; Company Tried to Avoid CERCLA Liability
February 19
Clean Air Act Jobs Review Meant to Bolster Case for Regulations, EPA Argues
February 19
Attorneys Fighting Unjust Enrichment Suit Stemming From Rice MDL Seek Justices' Aid
February 19
MDL Panel Asked to Consolidate Wal-Mart, Walgreens Herbal Supplement Suits
February 19
Petitions Challenge Heightened Scrutiny For CERCLA Settlements Reached by States
February 18
Possible ‘Doe’ Defendants Insufficient Basis For Removal of RCRA Suit Against U.S. Army
February 18
Trust's Suit Against Asbestos Manufacturer Time Barred Under Language of Ch. 11 Plan
February 18
Top 10 Product Liability Law Developments for 2014
February 17
Petition Challenges ‘Heightened Scrutiny' Test For CERCLA Settlements Reached by States
February 17
Coal Company Can't Show Harm From Proposed Power Plant Rule, EPA Argues
February 17
MDL Panel to Hear Arguments On Consolidating Benicar Suits
February 17
Takeda Ordered to Pay $3.6 Million In Pennsylvania Actos Case
February 13
Pneumo Abex Urges California To Trim Take-Home Asbestos Liability
February 13
No Preliminary Injunction for Methane Gas That Migrated From Adjacent Disposal Site
February 13
EPA Overstepped Authority in Approving Alternatives to Fees for Polluters, Groups Say
February 13
New Evidence of Reproductive Harm Allows Medical Expert to Shift Opinion
February 12
Oil Company's Pretrial Effort to Prevent Future Relief Tossed in MTBE Leak Case
February 12
Cost Recovery Counterclaim Barred For Voluntarily-Incurred Cleanup Costs
February 11
$23B Tobacco Punitives Verdict Replaced With New Trial
February 11
Pharmacy May Be Liable in Death Suit For Filling Prescriptions Too Close Together
February 11
Consumers Sue Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens Over Mislabeled Herbal Supplements
February 11
Expert Exclusion Highlights Causation Split, SCOTUS Told in Fixodent Case Petition
February 11
EPA Acted as Advocate, Not Regulator In Modifying San Joaquin Air Plan, Group Says
February 11
West Virginia Senate Coal Bill Would Weaken Water Act Standards, Activist Groups Allege
February 11
Boston Scrap Metal Company Sued For Alleged Discharges of Heavy Metals
February 11
Plaintiffs Must Show Lack of Consent In Texas Trespass Suits; Verdict Reinstated
February 10
Petition Deadline Extended in Coal Discharge Suit
February 10
Gas Association Withdraws Reporting Suits
February 10
Oil Companies Not Brownfields ‘Arrangers' For Delivering Gas to Leaky Service Stations
February 9
Profiles for Toxaphene, Trichlorobenzenes Issued by ATSDR, Listing Potential Hazards
February 9
The Eleventh Circuit Ruling in Adinolfe v. United Technologies And the Use of Lone Pine Orders Before Federal Rule 12(b)(6) Motions to Dismiss
February 6
Federal Waste Sites Need Covenants Ensuring Land Use Controls Continue, ASTSWMO Says
February 6
Carbon Monoxide Risk From Boat Shower Warranted Judgment in Favor of Class
February 6
EPA Weighing Request to Designate Solvent Linked to Cancer Risk as Toxic Air Pollutant
February 6
EPA Releases New List of Potential Contaminants in Drinking Water
February 6
Bill Would Limit Lead Shot Regulation, Open Lands
February 6
West Virginia Coal Mine Sued Over Selenium
February 6
Reweigh Learned Intermediary Doctrines Given Ariz. Ruling, Some Plaintiffs' Lawyers Say
February 5
N.Y. Lacks Jurisdiction Over Asbestos Suit For Leaks From Trucks While Passing Through
February 5
Federal Law Doesn't Bar Fraud Exception To Texas Presumption of Warning Adequacy
February 5
McCarthy: Jurisdictional Status of Ditches Will Be Clarified in Waters of the U.S. Rule
February 5
Supreme Court to Hear Arguments March 25 Over EPA Mercury, Air Toxics Standards
February 3
Underground Tank, Leaking Drum Required RCRA Permits; Bias Claim Rejected
February 3
Lockheed's Nuclear Waste Suit Survives; Federal Settlement No Bar to Contribution
February 2
Judge Erred by Informing Jury Panel Of Diacetyl Plaintiff's Immigration Status
February 2
Denture Cream MDL Sees All Plaintiffs' General Causation Experts Excluded
January 30
Defense Verdict in Silicosis Case Reinstated; Causation Evidence Supported Jury Finding
January 30
Environmental, Public Health Groups Seek EPA Response on Livestock Emissions
January 30
Kentucky General Permit Shields Mine From Liability for Selenium Discharges
January 30
Coal Mine's Ionic Pollution Violated CWA As Measured by Increased Conductivity
January 30
J&J Knew Risperdal Caused Breast Growth in Boys, Ex-FDA Head Says
January 30
Rotting Oil Drums on Residential Property Justified State Agency's Investigative Entry
January 29
Asbestos Action Survives Repose Statute; Construction Repairs Outside Law's Scope
January 29
Plaintiffs Seek Appeal of Remand Denial Raising CAFA Mass Action Issue
January 29
Federal Asbestos FACT Act Faces Uncertainty In Congress, Despite Republican Control
January 29
Putting the ‘But for’ Back Into Concurrent Causation
January 28
Epidemiologist Loses Again in Zoloft Suit; Matrixx No Help in Reconsideration Bid
January 28
Injection Wells Are Point Sources With Ground Water as Conduit
January 28
Statutes of Limitations Inapplicable To New Jersey State Superfund Actions
January 27
Visteon's TCE Leak Not Insured; Pollution Clause Excludes Coverage
January 27
$17.3M Awarded Against Philip Morris In First Federal Engle-Progeny Trial of 2015
January 27
New Superfund Subrogation Claim Relates Back to Original Complaint
January 27
BP Witness Calls Spill Response Extraordinarily Effective at Fines Trial
January 27
Pain Pump Suit Plaintiff Wins New Trial; Jury Instructions Erroneously Refused
January 26
Successor, Subsidiary May Retry Issues Resolved in TCE Suits Against Former Co.
January 26
Salvage Managers Sentenced to Prison, $10.3 Million in Restitution in Asbestos Case
January 26
Downwind Areas Defend EPA's Authority, Approach to Regulating Interstate Pollution
January 26
EPA Inspector General Launches Investigation Into Hazardous Waste Inspection Frequency
January 26
Record $5.15 Billion Anadarko Settlement Over Fraudulent Conveyances Takes Effect
January 23
Medical Monitoring Program Physicians Won't Be Compelled to Testify in 9/11 Suit
January 23
EPA Unreasonably Ignored Cost in Deciding To Promulgate MATS Rule, Petitioners Say
January 23
BLM Illegally Discharged Pollutants, But Need for Injunctive Relief Not Shown
January 23
EPA Has No Duty to Disclose Asbestos Data; Agency Didn't Possess or Control Information
January 22
Innocent Landowner Defense Tipped; ‘Commercial Practices' Evidence Lacking
January 22
Ranch May Proceed With Ground Water Suit Against ExxonMobil; Accrual Dates at Issue
January 22
Hepatitis C Clinical Trial Injury Claims May Proceed Against Gilead Sciences
January 22
Settlement Possible Between U.S., BP In 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Case
January 21
Surviving and Thriving Through Environmental Inspections
January 21
No Preemption in Lexapro Death Suit, But Drugmaker Wins Judgment on Warnings
January 21
Widow May Not Testify on Addiction in Engle-Progeny Tobacco Case
January 21
Power Industry Files Challenge To EPA Alternative Compliance Method Rule
January 21
SCOTUS Won't Consider Whether Contractors Are Immune From Suit by Veterans
January 20
High Court Declines to Hear Petition On Timing of Superfund Contribution Claims
January 20
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review Generic ‘Failure-to-Update' Preemption Case
January 20
Ruling on CERCLA Time Limits Reaffirmed; High Court Rejects Challenge in Related Case
January 20
Ruling on CERCLA Time Limits Reaffirmed As High Court Considers Hearing Challenge
January 16
Hazardous Waste Citizen Suit May Proceed Against CAFO for Well Water Contamination
January 16
BP Faces Maximum $13.7 Billion Fine For 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
January 16
Fragrance and Flavor Manufacturer Agrees To Rebuild Waste Water Treatment Facility
January 16
‘Arranger' Liability Judgment Flipped; Sale of Chemical Not Equivalent to Disposal
January 15
EnPro Strikes $357.5 Million Deal On Future Garlock Asbestos Claims
January 15