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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Important Toxic Tort Case with Huge Potential Liability to U.S. Businesses

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear a case that will have a significant impact on what is considered to be a toxic tort behavior on the part of businesses and other entities. Specifically, the case presents the question of whether indirectly releasing pollutants into the water constitutes a violation of the Clean Water… Read More »

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Jury Verdict in Monsanto Toxic Tort Case Highlights Remaining Scientific Uncertainty

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

A recent jury verdict in the amount of $289 million against the agribusiness Monsanto in connection with whether their product “Roundup weed-killer” (glyphosate)—one of the common herbicides used globally—causes cancer has a number of companies that can be sued for toxic tort issues concerned, and highlights just how tricky these types of cases can… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Lets Texas Corporate Officer Liability Decision Stand

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

In November, the U.S. Supreme Court denied hearing the appeal of a Texas Supreme Court ruling finding that a corporate officer was personally liable under Texas law for failing to comply with a hazardous waste compliance plan. In doing so, it let stand the court’s finding that corporate officers can be held personally liable… Read More »

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Statute Of Limitations for Prenatal Toxic Torts

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

Although court decisions made in states outside of Texas do not dictate what Texas courts must do, they can, in some circumstances, influence decisions in our home state. To that effect, there is an important recent decision relevant to toxic tort defense out of the California Supreme Court this month (July 2018) that all… Read More »

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Court Rules That Government Contractors May Be Liable Under CERCLA in Toxic Tort Cases

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

A recent decision out of a federal court is important for businesses and insurance companies who could potentially face toxic tort allegations to be aware of. In the case, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contracted with an environmental cleanup firm (“Environmental Restoration, LLC”) to repair draining problems at the Gold King Mine in Colorado,… Read More »

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