Environmental Torts, and Insurance Coverage for Environmental Claims

McAlpine & Cozad has litigated numerous environmental torts, including class actions and including claims alleging ground pollution; water pollution; violations of OPA 90; exposure to Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM); exposure to asbestos and silica; and exposure to carcinogenic chemicals. McAlpine & Cozad attorneys have experience in so-called “legacy lawsuits” involving properties used decades earlier for oil and gas exploration or production. McAlpine & Cozad played an important role in litigation regarding insurance coverage for a major discharge of oil on the Mississippi River in July, 2008.