Mass Tort & Environmental Claims
NGS maintains a comprehensive environmental and mass tort practice and our attorneys have extensive experience in all facets of these specialized areas of law. We represent clients in a wide range of matters including environmental, toxic tort and lead, including defense of citizen or class action lawsuits.
NGS also represents clients in proceedings involving environmental liability for cleanup costs and works to secure cost-effective cleanup plans from regulatory agencies on behalf of the firm’s clients. Our attorneys have represented clients in matters involving the release of hazardous substances, waste and petroleum products from a variety of sites including manufacturing, recycling, landfill, hazardous waste incinerator pipelines and underground storage tank facilities.
NGS’s attorneys understand the intricacies of federal and state law governing natural resources damages and toxic tort actions and have litigated such matters in both federal and state courts. The firm successfully defends against toxic tort claims, including claims alleging personal injury and property damage from water intrusion, mold, or chemical or toxic exposure.
Our attorneys also represent clients in non-litigation forums, including defending enforcement actions from regulatory agencies and negotiating with parties and agencies to resolve disputes prior to litigation. While our attorneys are skilled in negotiation, mediation and arbitration, they are always prepared to successfully litigate any case.
The firm’s mass tort practice encompasses all liabilities related to consumer products, including the defense of enforcement actions on behalf of businesses and trade groups; advising manufacturers, retailers and trade associations on compliance with warning and labeling requirements; and successfully defending clients in litigation brought under federal and state consumer and product safety statutes. The firm defends clients in litigation involving a range of consumer products, including drugs and medical implant devices, asbestos and lead paint.