Environmental and Toxic Tort

Environmental and Toxic Tort

Environmental law is complex and constantly changing, with new areas of concern, federal and state environmental laws and regulations, court decisions, and remediation standards and technologies emerging all the time. Drawing on a wealth of litigation experience, our attorneys use their industry knowledge and experience to provide sophisticated guidance on the most difficult issues facing oil, gas, and chemical companies; service providers; manufacturers; premise owners; and others from regulatory compliance to risk mitigation to complex litigation.
Curry, Caviness & Webb’s environmental and toxic tort team is well versed in the rules and regulations of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Office of Conservation, and can guide clients through the often confusing regulatory scheme that governs E&P legacy sites. We assist clients in a wide variety of matters, including insurance coverage for environmental claims, environmental enforcement actions by state and federal regulatory bodies, hazardous waste handling and disposal, negotiation of potential regulatory fines and penalties, overseeing remediation of soil, groundwater, sediment and surface water contamination
Curry, Caviness & Webb has extensive experience in toxic tort litigation having represented industry in a number of mass toxic tort and environmental lawsuits. Our attorneys are conversant in the many scientific issues affecting environmental and toxic tort claims, and regularly assist clients in negotiating the scope and extent for investigations and cleanups, monitoring environmental consultants and contractors, and obtaining no further action determinations. We are particularly well-versed in Act 312 property remediation and NORM personal injury litigation. We work closely with environmental engineers, health physicists, toxicologists, pulmonologists, chemists and other experts in defending cases, which are often expert intensive and involve multiple plaintiffs and voluminous documents.

Recognizing that an ounce of prevention often provides the best outcome, we offer our clients advice and counsel to resolve issues and evaluate available courses of action. Our advice is based on our experience representing clients in the oil, gas and chemical industries in non-litigation issue resolution, litigation, mediation, and through regulatory proceedings.

Our Services
We represent clients in cases involving claims of environmental contamination and remediation, short-term and long-term exposure to hazardous materials, naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) and oil field waste.

Scope of Practice Area

  • Environmental Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Air Quality
  • Environmental Class Actions
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Environmental Contamination
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Environmental Real Estate
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Groundwater Contamination and Remediation
  • Surface Contamination and Remediation
  • Hazardous Waste Regulation
  • Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials
  • Oil Pollution
  • Oil Spills
  • Toxic Substances
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Oil and Gas Regulation
  • Benzene
  • Vinyl Chloride
  • Silica
  • Welding Fumes
  • Toxic Tort Defense

Guy C. Curry

Senior Partner

Laura R. Caviness