Category Archive: Environmental Litigation

The attorneys at Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC have a sophisticated team of environmental litigation lawyers. From contaminated groundwater to hazardous material spills to climate change litigation, our attorneys understand the severity of environmental contamination and the potential ramifications for humankind. When the irresponsible actions of individuals and corporations result in environmental and personal harm, you have the right to recover damages for immeasurable losses as well as economic ones. Our team can help you to file a claim against the negligent party, and prove the harm that you have suffered. Reach out to us today to schedule your initial consultation and get started on recovery the compensation you deserve.

Poison Water Causes Serious Illnesses At Peterson AFB

Poison Water Causes Serious Illnesses At Peterson AFB

| Environmental Litigation
Fed up with PFOA-laced drinking water that may be causing cancer and low birth weights, some of the residents in and around Colorado Springs’ Peterson Air Force Base have turned to attorneys of Napoli Shkolnik for both justice and financial compensation. Beginning in the 1970’s, air force firefighters used large amounts of PFOA-laced firefighting foam.…Read the article
Understanding PFOA and Its Health Risks

Understanding PFOA and Its Health Risks

| Environmental Litigation
With a technical name of perfluorooctanoic acid, PFOA is a man-made chemical and does not exist in any form naturally. It is a key ingredient in products that are made to resist oils and waters and to be more heat tolerant. The most famous brand name for products with resistant qualities is Teflon. The same…Read the article
The Emerging Crisis of PFAS Exposure

The Emerging Crisis of PFAS Exposure

| Environmental Litigation
This article was written by Paul Napoli and Tate J. Kunkle and appeared in the New York Law Journal (October 7, 2017) Are PFAS the next MTBE? Or, perhaps the next asbestos? Or, in the words of William Shakespeare, is it much ado about nothing? That is the question from both sides of the bar,…Read the article
Class Action Lawsuit Filed For PFOA in Yaphank

Class Action Lawsuit Filed For PFOA in Yaphank

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik has filed a class action lawsuit against five manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams (“AFFF”) containing perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) for the contamination of the groundwater relied upon by the residents of Yaphank, New York. The class action complaint was filed in the Supreme Court for the State of New York,…Read the article
The EPA and Trump: What are the plans?

The EPA and Trump: What are the plans?

| Environmental Litigation
When President Donald Trump was on the campaign trail, his feelings about the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)–and his plan for it–were made clear. As he has moved through the first year of his presidency, his feelings about the EPA haven’t changed, and while he probably won’t eliminate the EPA, he has rolled back…Read the article
U.S. Navy Secretary Visits LI for Bethpage Water

U.S. Navy Secretary Visits LI for Bethpage Water

| Environmental Litigation
BETHPAGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The secretary of the U.S. Navy visited Long Island on Friday to see first-hand the legacy of groundwater pollution that has been traced to Navy work during World War II. The visit came as testing of wells showed radioactive radium is spreading, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported. Monique Aksoy is one of many…Read the article
DoD, state tangle over water contamination reimbursement

DoD, state tangle over water contamination reimbursement

| Environmental Litigation
State spending in response to the toxic chemical contamination that has poisoned the City of Newburgh’s primary water supply and private wells in the towns of Newburgh and New Windsor is $25 million and estimated to grow by another $26 million. What may be shrinking, however, is the state’s chances of recouping any of that…Read the article
Significant Ruling in Bethpage Toxic Plume Litigation

Significant Ruling in Bethpage Toxic Plume Litigation

| Environmental Litigation
A Nassau County Supreme Court Judge handed down a Decision today that clears the way for injured parties to continue their action against the Town of Oyster Bay for injuries the “Grumman” toxic plume emanating from the Town’s properties. Area residents have been exposed to a massive toxic plume emanating from Grumman’s local operations buried…Read the article
Lawsuits Filed Against Weed Killer Linked to Cancer

Lawsuits Filed Against Weed Killer Linked to Cancer

| Environmental Litigation
UPDATE: Court Judgment links RoundUp with Cancer Napoli Shkolnik attorneys have begun filing lawsuits for those who have contracted Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) as a result of being exposed to glyphosate – the active ingredient in Roundup®. The case of Baker, et al. v. Monsanto Company was filed in the Superior Court of the State of…Read the article
Napoli Shkolnik Hosting Hyannis, MA Town Hall

Napoli Shkolnik Hosting Hyannis, MA Town Hall

| Environmental Litigation
Attention Hyannis, Hyannisport and West Hyannisport Residents Recent Tests Reveal Potentially Harmful Levels of PFOA and PFOS in the Drinking Water of Residents.  Hyannis PFOA Water Contamination Community Meeting Attend A Town Hall Meeting for Local Residents Thursday, September 7, 2017 | 6-9pm Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis 35 Scudder Avenue Hyannis, MA 02601…Read the article