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Environmental/Toxic Tort

State and federal environmental laws can touch many areas of business.  Some business owners have become so concerned over potential liability that environmental concerns may be deal-breakers.  The laws regulate numerous activities ranging from the handling of dangerous chemicals and the disposal of toxic waste to the building of new facilities and the rights of workers to know which chemicals are present in the workplace.  Awareness of laws and regulations in this area can help a savvy business owner avoid substantial future costs and liability for noncompliance.  Businesses that comply with environmental laws and regulations are also more likely to avoid exposure to liability for toxic torts.

HCP attorneys have broad experience representing companies in EPA enforcement and other environmental actions, and in representing both insurers and policyholders in environmental coverage litigation.  We know what needs to be done, and when it has to happen.

We have represented corporate clients in tens of thousands of toxic tort cases pending in state and federal courts throughout the country.  Our practice includes serving as national, regional, and local trial counsel in asbestos, benzene, silica, mold, and other bodily injury and product liability cases.  We represent and coordinate the defense of these cases for companies ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to family owned businesses.

We focus on client contact and use our expertise, aggressiveness and thoroughness to properly handle these types of claims.  Because of our thoroughness, timely reporting and outstanding results, our clients bring these difficult cases to us time and again.

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