Related Practice Areas
There are a variety of ways in which environmental issues can become litigation matters. For landowners with contaminated parcels, litigation often involves the negotiation of investigative and clean-up measures with governmental authorities, or the attempt to recoup costs from others. Litigation involving insurance coverage involves whether there is, or is not, insurance coverage to a particular discharge.
- November 1, 2016
- August 15, 2016
- November 5, 2015
- August 24, 2015
- April 29, 2015
- Recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals Decision Addresses the Meaning of “Pollutant” Under the Pollution ExclusionFebruary 11, 2014
- The Prosecutor’s Vulture: Inconsistent MBTA Prosecution, Its Clash with Wind Farms, and How to Fix ItJanuary 4, 2013Seattle Journal of Environmental Law
Magnus v. Hawks Nursery Company, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Wisconsin (2002)
(Case involving flooding due to excessive rainstorms; obtained summary judgment for insured)
City of East Troy v. J.R.L. Enterprises, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (2000)
(Toxic tort action; obtained summary judgment for insured; case settled on appeal)
Anaya, et al. v. BASF Corporation, et al., Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Wisconsin (1999)
(Toxic tort action; obtained de minimis settlement for insured).
Savers Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Indus. Safety & Environ. Servs., Inc.
3:12-CV-528 RLM (N.D. Ind. March 25, 2014); Obtained summary judgment on the pleadings for an insurer in an environmental contamination case where alleged conspiracy was not a continuing act of the insured that fell after the retroactive date.
Brunswick Corp. v. Allstate Ins. Co.
(Ill. Cir. Ct. 2011); Summary judgment based on late notice of claim involving PCB contamination.