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Toxics Law Reporter delivers comprehensive, authoritative coverage of significant developments in toxic tort, hazardous waste, and related insurance litigation, plus analysis from top litigators.

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Web notification is published continually. Print notification is available weekly. Print current reports are indexed quarterly, cumulating annually. Web current reports are archived to 1/24/1996. E-mail summaries, providing the highlights and table of contents for each report, with links to full-text articles and documents, are available for all web subscribers.

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  • Allocation issues
  • Business and real estate transactions
  • CERCLA/Superfund
  • Chemical spills
  • Climate change
  • Contribution
  • Cost recovery and cleanup litigation
  • Due diligence
  • Environmental exposure
  • Government enforcement actions
  • Groundwater contamination
  • Hazardous waste law
  • Indemnification
  • Liability insurance
  • Occupational exposure
  • Oil spills
  • Parent/subsidiary petroleum exclusion
  • Personal injury
  • Preemption
  • Product liability
  • Property damage
  • Public nuisance
  • RCRA citizen suits
  • Residential exposure
  • Toxic products
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July 31, 2014
  • Oil Company Liable for Storage Tank Leaks; No Need to Show It Caused Releases at Issue
  • No Review of Case Linking Chemicals, Brain Cancer
  • Industry PRPs Would Pay for Cleanup Under Superfund Bill Introduced in Senate
  • Archer Daniels Midland to Pay $430K To Settle Clean Water Act Allegations
July 30, 2014
  • N.C. Statute of Repose in Indemnification Suit Began Running Upon Refusal to Indemnify
  • EPA Urges D.C. Circuit to Deny State Motion To Vacate Cross-State Air Rule in Texas
  • New York Property Owner Held Liable For Contaminated Fill Near Reservoir
July 29, 2014
  • Gas Station's Contribution Suit Appropriate Before NJDEP Finalizes Remediation Plan
  • Two Zometa Plaintiffs May Go to Trial; Novartis Wins Judgment in Third Case
  • Science, Simplified: Five Tips for Presenting Scientific Evidence That Will Resonate With Juries in Drug and Medical Device Cases
  • South Carolina Negligence Rule Doesn't Apply to Superfund Actions
July 28, 2014
  • Minor's Lead Poisoning Suit Revived: Risk-Contribution Theory Appropriate
  • Rust-Oleum Maker to Pay $797.5 Million To Settle Asbestos-Related Injury Claims
  • Lexapro Marketing Suit Should Be Revived, California Parents Tell First Circuit
  • Challenge to Haze Plan for New Mexico Plant Rejected as Moot After Units at Issue Closed
  • Rust-Oleum Maker to Pay $797.5 Million To Settle Asbestos-Related Injury Claims
July 25, 2014
  • Voter-Approved Fracking Ban Struck Down; Colorado State Law Preempts Ordinance
  • CERCLA Preempts N.Y. State Law Claims; Report Shows No Petroleum Contamination
  • Selenium Releases Violated Water Act; Permit Needn't Specify Selenium Limits
  • Imperial Oil Ltd. May Keep Secret Details of Alberta Soil Cleanup Agreement
  • Voter-Approved Fracking Ban Struck Down; Colorado State Law Preempts Ordinance
July 24, 2014
  • Later-Served Defendant Didn't Waive Right To Remove Earlier-Removed Asbestos Case
  • $10 Million Verdict Upheld In Children's Motrin Case
  • Military Criticized for Use of Toxic Burn Pits; KBR Seeks to Skirt Liability in Injury Suits
  • Report Finds Pentachlorophenol, Byproducts Are ‘Reasonably Anticipated' Carcinogens
July 23, 2014
  • Death Is Indivisible Injury Under Md. Law; Asbestos Trust Must Pay Full $1.3M Award
  • Travelers Must Pay More Than $500 Million Under Johns Manville Asbestos Settlement
  • Engle-Progeny Suit Reinstated; No Illness Manifested While Fla. Resident
  • Most Waste Sites Used for Renewable Energy Subject to State Laws, Not CERLCA, EPA Says
July 22, 2014
  • Reynolds to Appeal $23B Verdict In Florida Widow's Tobacco Suit
  • DOJ Cites Conflict, Says Former EPA Official Should Be Disqualified as Expert Witness
  • Phthalates in Toys Don't Pose High Risks To Children, Advisory Panel Tells CPSC
July 21, 2014
  • No Air Act Preemption: Tort Claims Remain In Coal Ash Suit Against Power Plant
  • Class Strikes Deal With Freedom Industries Over W.Va. Chemical Spill Into Water Supply
  • Texas Files As-Applied Challenge To Cross-State Power Plant Emissions Rule
  • Volvo Powertrain Liable for Emissions From Engines Made by Sister Company
  • Class Strikes Deal With Freedom Industries Over W. Va. Chemical Spill Into Water Supply
July 18, 2014
  • Verdict in Engle-Progeny Case Affirmed; Evidentiary Challenges Rejected
  • Former Owner Fails to Establish Divisibility; Its PCB Spills Alone Would Require Cleanup
  • Pa. Public Utility Commission Can't Review Local Ordinances Affecting Drilling Operations
  • Industry Groups, States Petition High Court, Challenging Air Toxics Rule for Power Plants
July 17, 2014
  • Failure to Agree With Proposed Remedy Didn't Violate Memorandum of Understanding
  • Class Status for Vapor Intrusion Cases Harder to Achieve After Dukes Decision
  • Jury Spoliation Instruction Nixed, But Indemnity Upheld in Fuel Leak Suit
  • Oil Company, President to Pay $21.4 Million For Illegal PCB-Contaminated Oil Disposal
  • Ohio Advocacy Group Asks Federal EPA To Assume Clean Water Act Enforcement
  • Sierra Club Sues EPA Over Deadlines For State Plans on 2008 Ozone Standard
  • Environmental Groups Seek EPA Decision On Challenges to Texas Power Plant Permits
  • Jury Spoliation Instruction Nixed, But Indemnity Upheld in Fuel Leak Suit
July 16, 2014
  • Texas Substantial Factor Test Extends To Mesothelioma Cases; $11.6M Verdict Nixed
  • ‘Component Parts' Defense to Worker Suits To Be Considered by California High Court
  • EPA to Regulate Workers' Exposure To Vapor Intrusion, Lawyer Says
  • No Learned Intermediary Defense In West Virginia Wrongful Death Suit
  • Washington State Seeks Comment on Cleanup
  • North Carolina Senate Rejects Coal Ash Changes
July 15, 2014
  • New EPA Model Consent Order Limits Settling Parties to Contribution Claims
  • Plaintiff Loses Metoclopramide Appeal; Dissent Would Certify Branded Liability Issue
  • Consumer ‘Popcorn Lung' Case Slated for August Trial
July 14, 2014
  • Punitives OK'd for Unseaworthiness Claims, Not for Wrongful Death, Survival Actions
  • Bar on Superfund Jury Trials Extends to Cost Recovery Actions
  • Evidence Falls Short for Commonality Finding For Georgia Property Contamination Class
  • Flaws in Expert Proof Sink Exposure Claims Linked to Hurricane-Battered Alcoa Refinery
  • ‘Failure-to-Update' Claims Allowed; No Brand Maker Liability, Iowa Top Court Says
  • Liability of Virginia Coal Company Affirmed For Unpermitted Selenium Discharges
  • Evidence Falls Short for Commonality Finding For Ga. Property Contamination Class
  • Evidence Falls Short for Commonality Finding For Ga. Property Contamination Class
  • Fourth Circuit Holds Virginia Coal Company Liable for Unpermitted Selenium Discharges
July 11, 2014
  • Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules: Current Headaches and Future Migraines
  • Canadian Company to Pay $2.5 Million To Settle Allegations at Waste Water Facility
July 10, 2014
  • Injury Claims of 211 WTC Workers Revived; Each Plaintiff's Record Must Be Assessed
  • Hazardous Waste Left in Soil, Ground Water Not ‘Imminent and Substantial Endangerment’
  • Perfluorinates, Waste Tire Chemicals Among 43 to Have Significant New Use Rules
  • Final Chemical Risk Assessments, Labels Coming by Fall, EPA Official Says
  • Fracking Guidelines Issued by Industry To Ease Communities’ Widespread Fears
  • Democrats Introduce Bill to Ban BPA Use In All Food, Beverage Containers
  • Perfluorinated, Waste Tire Chemicals Among 43 to Have Significant New Use Rules
July 09, 2014
  • Asbestos Suit Headed to N.Y. High Court; Crane's Liability for Third-Party Parts at Issue
  • Asbestos Exception to Wrongful Death Deadline Doesn't Extend to Benzene Exposure Suit
  • Waldburger Plaintiffs Ask for Remand To Allow Lower Court to Consider New Law
  • EPA Withdraws Animal Feedlot Guidance From OMB Review, Citing Recent Revisions
  • Former Connecticut CEO Pleads Guilty To Violating Clean Water Act, Faces Prison
  • The Future of Take-Home Exposure Cases In California? ‘It Depends,' Lawyers Say
July 08, 2014
  • CTS Corp. Site Involved in Waldburger Case To Stay on Superfund National Priorities List
  • Luminant Challenges to Notices Premature; Texas Power Plant Violations Alleged
  • States Seek to Challenge Application Of EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
July 07, 2014
  • Lack of Physician Report Ends Asbestos Suit; Reform Law Was Constitutionally Applied
  • Passed Deadline for Worker's Asbestos Suit Doesn't Bar Widow's Wrongful Death Claim
  • Coal Ash Bill Passes North Carolina House, Seen as Weaker Than State Senate Version
  • Crude Oil Shipping Facility in Oregon Violates Air Act, Advocacy Groups Say
July 03, 2014
  • Whether ‘Disposal' Occurred Is Fact Question; Location of Waste Inside Building at Issue
  • PVC Manufacturers Seek Review of Limits On Air Toxics Despite EPA Reconsideration
  • Warning Duty Limited to Prescribing Doc; Evidence Curtailed in Florida Aredia Case
  • State Bar Not Necessary Party to Class Suit Alleging Bogus Asbestos Charges by Law Firm
  • EPA Moves to Help Degreasing Shops, Manufacturers Find Alternatives for Solvent
  • Product Makers Swapping Banned Retardants With Related Chemicals, New Report Shows
July 02, 2014
  • Lesson From Waldburger: Federalism Alive, High Court Wary of Preempting State Law
  • Asbestos Worker May Sue Employer in Tort After Workers' Comp. Deadline Passed
  • EPA Not Obligated to Regulate CAFOs Under Air Act; No Nondiscretionary Duty
  • Design Defect, Consumer Claims Axed In Tysabri Wrongful Death Suit
  • EPA Publishes Air Toxics Proposal For Refineries, Open Comment Period
  • EPA Proposes to Limit Toxic Emissions From Off-Site Waste, Recovery Facilities
  • Challenges on Water Jurisdiction Rule Expected Due to Conflicts With Court Rulings
  • TCE Should Be Listed as Known Carcinogen, National Toxicology Program Draft Says
July 01, 2014
  • Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case On California Low-Carbon Fuel Rules
  • Plaintiffs' Expert Excluded From Zoloft MDL; Causation Opinion Not Reliable
  • WildEarth Guardians Seeks Rehearing in Coal Case
June 30, 2014
  • Municipal New York Fracking Bans Upheld; State Law Doesn't Preempt Local Zoning Laws
  • N.C. Bill to Address Waldburger Ruling May Not Save Asheville, Lejeune Suits
  • EPA Lacked Authority to Exempt Fuels From RCRA Hazardous Waste Regulation
  • Consumers Who Used Generic Drug Lose Appeal Against Branded, Generic Makers
  • SCOTUS Won't Review Vaccine Act Ruling Denying Future Earnings Where Recipient Died
  • CAFA's ‘Tried Jointly' Language Won't Get Supreme Court Review
  • SCOTUS Seeks U.S. Government's View In Case Allowing ‘Failure-to-Update' Claims
June 27, 2014
  • R.J. Reynolds Socked With $20M Verdict In Engle-Progeny Case in Florida
  • Supreme Court Decision Means D.C. Circuit Can Move Forward With Permitting Cases
  • Asbestos Verdict Against Foster Wheeler Tossed; Boiler Was Improvement to Property; Suit Untimely
  • Nine States Ask Judges to Block Proposed Carbon Standards for Power Plants
  • Court Asked to Lift Stay of Cross-State Rule, Extend Compliance Deadlines by Three Years
June 26, 2014
  • Another Asarco Contribution Suit Untimely; Bankruptcy Settlement Approval Started Clock
  • Michigan Lacks Jurisdiction Over Valero In Suit Stemming From Subsidiary's Leak
  • AIG Gives Freedom Full $3M Pollution Policy To Cover Liabilities for W.Va. Chemical Spill
  • Software Maker May Be Held Liable For Negligent Undertaking in Drug Liability Suit
  • Dry Cleaning Workers, Their Children Face Health Risks From Solvent, EPA Finds
  • Hexavalent Chromium Toxicity Data Coming; EPA Urged to Analyze More Health Hazards
June 25, 2014
  • EPA May Face More Scrutiny From Judges Following Supreme Court Permitting Decision
  • FDA Denies Citizen Petition Requesting Black Box Warning on Statin Labels
  • Congress Shouldn't Block FDA Rule On Generic Drug Labeling, Public Citizen Says
June 24, 2014
  • Asarco's Contribution Suit Time-Barred; Bankruptcy Settlement Approval Started Clock
  • In Mesothelioma Suit, Estate Failed to Show That Artist Used Asbestos-Containing Clay
June 23, 2014
  • Supreme Court Limits Greenhouse Gas Rule; Most Stationary Sources Still Subject to Rule
  • N.C. Enacts Law in Wake of Waldburger Ruling To Allow Lejeune, Asheville Ground Water Suits
June 20, 2014
  • $360M Lead Exposure Award Up in the Air; $240M in Punitive Damages Needs Another Look
  • Pa. Sues Dozens of Oil Companies Over MTBE; Defendants Include Exxon Mobil, BP Plc
  • Government Immune From Negligence Suit For TCE Contamination at Air Force Base
  • Case Revived Against ConAgra Over Alleged Salmonella-Tainted Pies
  • EPA Official Defends Power Plant Proposal As House Republicans Question Legality
June 19, 2014
  • No Sanctions Imposed Against Eli Lilly For Former Executive's Trial Testimony
  • Environmental Groups Reach Settlement With West Virginia Landowner Over Selenium
  • Crane Vows to Appeal $25 Million Asbestos Awards
June 18, 2014
  • Air Act Doesn't Preempt Iowa Tort Claims For Damage From Factory, Top Court Says
  • Sierra Club Seeks Review Of Affirmative Defense Provision in Air Rules
  • Jury Hits Crane With $25 Million for Asbestos Claims
  • EPA Inspector General: Clear Process Needed To Assess Sites for Lead Absent Public Petition
  • New York Assembly Passes Fracking Ban
June 17, 2014
  • N.C. Poised to Remove Procedural Barrier To Ground Water Suits After Waldburger
  • Silica Not Incorporated Into Final Product; Component Parts Doctrine Doesn't Apply
June 16, 2014
  • Spraying Herbicide Inherently Dangerous; Homeowner May Be Liable for Tree Damage
  • Solicitor General's Views Sought in KBR Cases
  • Trial Over BP Investors’ Stock Losses From Gulf Spill Scheduled for May 2015
  • Groups Lack Standing to Challenge Memo On Review of State Air Pollution Plans
  • Comment Time Extended on Fracturing Chemicals
June 13, 2014
  • Protection of Judicial Review Watered Down in D.C. Circuit
  • Medical Evidence of Each Injury Unnecessary During Discovery in Lead Paint Exposure Suits
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