Environmental

Compliance & Litigation

CMBG3’s Comprehensive

Environmental Services

Meeting Compliance

Identify legislation that will impact your business and recommend action steps to avoid disruption of business

Help clients develop comprehensive compliance programs to lower risk and reduce costs

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Specialists in California’s Proposition 65, which regulates over 900 chemicals and requires detailed compliance steps from companies that sell, distribute, or manufacture
products in California

Suzanne Englot, former Environmental Health and Safety Consultant, provides unique
expertise to ensure regulatory compliance

Health & Safety

Develop ways to integrate regulatory compliance systems with environmental
monitoring and measuring

Help clients achieve compliance objectives with health and safety training and
implementation

Create policies and procedures that encompass employee health and safety

Help companies with workplace violations achieve quick compliance

Environmental Litigation

Examples of environmental litigation cases that we have handled include:

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Post-fire contamination cases

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Hazardous waste site cleanup cases

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Transportation of hazardous waste cases

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Underground oil tank and boiler release cases

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Land, property, and water contamination, including CERCLA claims

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PFAS contamination

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Prop 65 litigation cases

Strength

in Numbers

THE IMPACT OF NEW FRE 702 AMENDMENTS ON MASS TORT LITIGATION

By: Matthew Lite, Esq. Experts often provide the most impactful and influential testimony a jury hears at trial.  Unfortunately, even though many...

Ethylene Oxide Litigation Expands To California

By: David Goldman, Esq. Background Ethylene Oxide (EtO) is a reactive chemical widely used as a sterilizing agent for medical equipment that cannot...

John Gardella Will Speak On PFAS At EECMA Conference

Please join John Gardella on April 4 and 5, 2024 for the Environmental & Emerging Claim Manager Association’s (EECMA) annual conference in Savannah,...

Elizabeth Bain Co-Chairs PLI Conference in NYC

Elizabeth Bain will serve as the co-chair of this year's Practising Law Institute (PLI) Manufacturing and Consumer Products Law conference, which...

PFAS Drinking Water Rule Clears White House: Let the Litigation Begin

For a few years, we have written about the EPA’s efforts to enact enforceable drinking water levels at the federal level for PFAS. It was clear long...

Michigan PFAS Drinking Water Case Taken Up By State Supreme Court

On several occasions, we wrote regarding a Michigan state court ruling that struck down Michigan’s PFAS regulations related to drinking water...

PFAS Air Emissions Lawsuit: What Diapers, Toilet Paper and Facial Tissue Tell Us About the Next Waves

On February 28, 2024, a class action lawsuit was filed in the Connecticut federal court alleging that PFAS air emissions caused contamination to...

John Gardella Invited To Speak At Manufacturing and Consumer Products Law Institute 2024 Meeting

On April 3, 2024, Attorney John Gardella will speak in Manhattan at the Practising Law Institute's (PLI) Manufacturing and Consumer Products Law...

California PFAS Ban In Products: 6th Largest Global Economy Enters the Fray

We reported extensively on the landmark legislation passed in Maine in 2021 and Minnesota in 2023, which were at the time the most far-reaching PFAS...

CMBG3 Attending Reuters Responsible Business USA 2024 Conference

John Gardella and Amaran Toppa will attend the Reuters Responsible Business USA 2024 conference in New York City from March 26-27, 2024. John and...

Regulated chemicals for which we counsel clients

Team members specializing in environmental issues

States in which we represent clients for environmental issues

Experts in California’s Prop 65 regulations

Overturning Massachusetts DEP’s Decision to Levy Fines

Our client was a light industrial company that, due to the nature of its work, stored several types of liquid and chemical waste on its property for later disposal. A fire damaged a large portion of the company building where the chemicals were stored. It was determined to be an accidental fire; however, the fire caused several containers of chemicals to explode, leading to contamination of the company’s land. The Massachusetts DEP investigated the chemical runoff from the fire and alleged that the chemicals had permeated public land and waterways at levels above allowable concentrations. Our investigation of surrounding industrial sources of pollution, our site inspections, and soil and water samples performed by an expert LSP enabled us to write a comprehensive response report to the DEP showing that the chemical pollution was confined to the company’s property and had likely never contaminated public soil or waterways. With our report and negotiations with the DEP, the agency dismissed the Notice of Responsibility against our client, thereby saving our client thousands of dollars in fines.

California Team

Christine D. Calareso

Partner

New England Team

John P. Gardella

Shareholder

Bryna Rosen Misiura

Shareholder

How We Can Help You

While all of our attorneys litigate environmental cases, should you need help with an issue in a specific state in which we regularly handle environmental legal matters, please contact

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