Agriculture-based Environmental Litigation

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In view of the risks of large, environmentally based class action lawsuits and increased federal, state and local regulation of environmental concerns, businesses in virtually all United States industry segments must diligently address existing and potential problems relating to environmental law.

Kutak Rock’s national environmental team works to represent agricultural enterprises, manufacturers, municipalities and state agencies on a wide array of environmental matters, including natural resources litigation, toxic tort defense, regulatory proceedings before state and federal agencies, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Superfund litigation. We regularly assist our clients by negotiating and drafting environmental remediation agreements with federal and state regulatory agencies.

Our attorneys represent clients in environmental matters pending before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the United States Court of Federal Claims and state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as state health departments and various planning agencies.

Given the highly technical and scientific nature of environmental regulatory and litigation matters, our firm’s environmental team has retained, developed relationships with, deposed, cross-examined and presented with trial experts throughout the country in the fields of engineering, chemistry, microscopy, industrial hygiene, forensics, toxicology, epidemiology, environmental science, oncology, fate and transport modeling, risk assessment and medicine.

Kutak Rock LLP’s representative environmental experience includes:

  • Superfund and CERCLA Litigation
  • Personal Injury Toxic Tort Environmental Case
  • Natural Resources and Water Rights Litigation and Advice
  • Insurance Coverage and Pollution-exclusion Litigation