Environmental & Toxic Tort

Environmental & Toxic Tort

Tyson & Mendes has successfully represented companies across the Western United States in environmental, toxic tort, and products liability actions involving claims for personal injury and wrongful death.  Cases typically involve numerous claimants, although we have also defended single plaintiff, single defendant cases.  We have defended clients in various federal and state courts and administrative boards, including the EPA.

Our litigation experience includes CERCLA, CEQA, Clean Air Act, Proposition 65, asbestos related cases, federal and state safe drinking water laws, air quality issues, and construction contract issues.  We have successfully defended cases in which the chemical exposure arose from a worksite, a consumer product, a landfill, a manufacturing facility, or a general environmental release.  Our attorneys have handled cases in which the chemical products at issue include various solvents (e.g., benzene or chlorinated solvents); gasoline and its constituents; motor oils; other lubricants and specialty motor blends and additives; heavy metals such as arsenic and vanadium; agricultural chemicals including pesticides such as 2,4 D; and fibers (e.g., asbestos) and silicates.  We have also developed expertise in the field of indoor air quality and “sick building” syndrome.

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