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Environmental Litigation

Environmental LitigationFor over two decades the attorneys at Judd Law Group have represented property owners, manufacturers, and others in a wide variety of environmental actions, including lawsuits involving Prop 65, CERCLA and RCRA (contaminated property cases), CEQA, NEPA, the Clean Water Act, government investigations and enforcement actions, and personal injury claims, among others.  Representative matters include:

Vinocur v. Ace Bayou, et al. Represent manufacturer and retailer in defense of Proposition 65 claims involving flame retardant chemicals.

Former GTE Government Systems, Inc. Site, Mountain View, CA. Represented successor owner of electronics manufacturing site in connection with RCRA clean-up of contaminated groundwater plume and remediation associated with infiltration of TCE vapors into residential housing built on former industrial manufacturing property.

Beazer, Inc., et al. v. Crompton Mfg. Corp. Defended operator of white oil refinery against allegations of environmental contamination (groundwater) and personal injury.

Ex rel. Parsons Engineering, Inc. Represented environmental engineering services firm against California False Claims Act case based on allegations that engineers had falsified engineering report assessing Stockton’s future wastewater treatment needs.

Airline Waste Disposal EPA Investigation. Defended major airline’s maintenance operation as lead counsel in EPA investigation into alleged violation of hazardous waste labeling and disposal requirements under RCRA.

State v. Retech Corporation, Inc. Defended a division of Lockheed Martin Corporation against UCL claims brought by the Mendocino County District Attorney for alleged violations of environmental laws.

Del Amo Superfund Site. Served as joint defense counsel representing a group of owners (including major hotel operator) of land adjacent to Del Amo Superfund Site against allegations that upstream landowners had contributed to contamination of groundwater plume underneath the Del Amo site.

In the Matter of Air Toxics Hot Spots Disclosures. Represented major airlines in California Attorney General investigation into allegations of violation of air emissions statutes at SFO maintenance operations center.