Environmental Law

Environmental Law

FMG’s attorneys have extensive, broad-based experience representing businesses, corporations, individuals, and insurance companies facing liability and mass tort actions stemming from environmental, toxic tort, and habitational statute violation claims and litigation. We offer highly respected, well-seasoned trial counsel who combine their litigation skills with well-known expertise in early evaluation, mediation, and alternate dispute resolution. Our attorneys’ environmental law knowledge and experience handling environmental concerns, including land use and compliance with water, land & air requirements, and Proposition 65 claims is lengthy and impressive.

One of FMG’s attorneys defended 23 cases pending in Los Angeles County and Sacramento County for over 10 years, in which 100+ plaintiffs claimed various maladies from the alleged ingestion of contaminated water. The client paid plaintiffs nothing, and FMG’s attorney and attorneys from other firms were responsible for three published opinions, including a California Supreme Court decision, Hartwell v. Superior Court (2002). More recently FMG’s attorneys settled, on terms very favorable to its clients, the largest asbestos fine ever levied against individuals in San Diego County.

Over the course of the past 18 years FMG’s attorneys have had extensive involvement with environmental law claims under CERCLA, RCRA, The Clean Water Act, and the Hazardous Waste Treatment Reform Act, involving private parties and public agencies, including the PUC, RWA, EPA and DTSC. FMG’s attorneys have prosecuted the polluters of its clients’ properties, including public agency polluters, under various theories including inverse condemnation. FMG’s attorneys also have routinely handled toxic tort claims on the defense as well as the prosecution side on claims for the inhalation of allegedly carcinogenic insecticides, benzene, asbestos or mold, to claims involving the alleged deadly exposure to toxic chemicals through the air, in drinking water, or in the soil.

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