Environmental & Toxic Tort

Environmental & Toxic Tort

Tyson & Mendes has successfully represented companies across the 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.


Published Articles & Press Releases:


State Supreme Court won’t review dismissal of Poinsettia fire case against resort
The San Diego Union-Tribune – December 3, 2018

Hotelier not Responsible for Poinsettia Fire
Claims Magazine – November 9, 2018

Court Upholds Judgment in Favor of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Club & Resort Business – September 19, 2018

San Diego Appellate Court Rules in Favor of Omni Resort
SD Metro – September 14, 2018

San Diego Appellate Court Rules in Favor of Omni Resort: Tyson & Mendes Wins Appeal on $125 Million Summary Judgment Win
Press Release – September 13, 2018

Tyson & Mendes Obtains Defense Verdict in $23 Million Toxic Tort Jury Trial
Press Release – July 2017

Jury Finds Cos. Don’t Owe Boy In $23M Farm Pesticide Suit
Law360 – July 12, 2017

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