A team of Schiff Hardin attorneys compiled “Recent Developments in Toxic Torts and Environmental Law” for the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal originally published in the winter of 2016 (Vol. 51-2) on the evolving landscape of the environmental and toxic tort areas of law. Toxic tort-related topics covered by this article include the growing judicial rejection of the “any exposure” causation theory, heightened party disclosure rules in asbestos litigation, and federal preemption of the Engle Phase I jury findings.
In addition, this article addresses key developments in the interpretation of major environmental statutes, including the Clean Air Act; Clean Water Act; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
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