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Toxic Tort Litigation

Practice Contact: Anne Crochet

Taylor Porter has represented major corporations in a broad spectrum of toxic tort cases, such as mass toxic tort suits involving Superfund sites. The firm has also handled litigation involving chemical spills from train derailments, asbestos and silocosis suits as well as vinyl chloride cases and suits involving underground storage tanks.

Taylor Porter's toxic tort litigation representative matters include:

  • Defending a group of excess insurers in a multi-million dollar class action brought on behalf of thousands of plantiffs as a result of a chemical release.
  • Representing The Dow Chemical Company, Shell Oil Company and Ethyl Corporation in the Petro-Processors, Inc., Superfund Site and defending Amoco Chemical Company, The Dow Chemical Company, Ethyl Corporation, Monsanto Chemical Company, Hoechst-Celanese Corporation and Ingalls Shipbuilding Company in a mass toxic tort case involving the Combustion, Inc., Superfund site.
  • Representing The Dow Chemical Company and Ethyl Corporation in asbestos suits.
  • Defending Balchem Corporation in a personal injury suit alleging brain cancer caused by exposure to elthylene oxide.
  • National counsel to a major petrochemical company in lawsuits involving alleged exposures to vinyl chloride.
  • Representing the largest painting contractor in the Southern United States and its executive officers in silicosis cases filed throughout the state of Louisiana.

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