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.

Flint’s Suffering Residents To Get New Faucets

Flint’s Suffering Residents To Get New Faucets

| Environmental Litigation
There is finally some good news for thousands of Flint, Michigan residents: the state has announced that residents who were exposed to high levels of lead in the city’s water supply will be receiving new faucets free of charge. Brass faucets and other brass components can be a significant contributor of lead so the hope…Read the article
Investigative Report: Wheatfield Superfund Site

Investigative Report: Wheatfield Superfund Site

| Environmental Litigation
The toxic Wheatfield landfill located in Niagara County, New York was declared a Superfund site due to its historic use as an industrial and municipal landfill. Though inactive people may potentially be exposed to site-related contamination through contact with surface water, or sediment. Residents in vicinity to the refuse site, especially those living on Forbes…Read the article
The Water Crises in Upstate New York and Vermont Continue

The Water Crises in Upstate New York and Vermont Continue

| Environmental Litigation
NEWBURGH, NEW YORK The City of Newburgh, NY  was forced to shut down Washington Lake, its primary water supply, due to elevated levels of perfluoroctane sulfonate (PFOS). This chemical is linked to kidney and testicular cancers, low birth rates and other serious health problems. Traced back to PFOS-containing firefighting foam used at Steward Air National…Read the article
Flint Water Crisis: Four More Officials Charged

Flint Water Crisis: Four More Officials Charged

| Environmental Litigation
The situation in Flint can be called a disaster, with officials ignoring health problems, financial red flags and warnings regarding the readiness of the city’s water treatment plant. Now with four more officials facing charges of felonies of false pretenses and conspiracy, misdemeanors of misconduct in office and willful neglect of duty, the finger pointing…Read the article
Class Action Filed on Behalf of New Hampshire Residents

Class Action Filed on Behalf of New Hampshire Residents

| Environmental Litigation
Potential Water Contamination of Municipal Water Supply in Southern New Hampshire Napoli Shkolnik PLLC and Nixon, Vogelman, Barry, Slawsky & Simoneau P.A. have filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire against Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, on behalf of twenty-two Southern New Hampshire residents who were potentially exposed…Read the article
Free Blood Testing for Newburgh, NY Residents

Free Blood Testing for Newburgh, NY Residents

| Environmental Litigation
In response to the abnormally  high levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) found in the community’s water supply, the Department of Health (DOH) will be conducting free blood tests for Newburgh, NY residents. Interested residents are strong encouraged to pre-register for an appointment by calling (518) 402-7950 or by emailing BEOE@healthy.ny.gov. When: Saturday,…Read the article
Roundup® Weed and Grass Killer

Roundup® Weed and Grass Killer

| Environmental Litigation
The Law Firm of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is investigating the nationwide exposure to glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup® and other commercially produced herbicides.) The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed the carcinogenicity of glyphosate and found that it is “probably carcinogenic to…Read the article
Flint Water Crisis Town Hall Meetings

Flint Water Crisis Town Hall Meetings

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is representing hundreds of Flint, Michigan residents who are seeking compensation for lead in their water, lead in their bodies, multiple illnesses and concerns, and for the lost value of their homes. Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has filed several complaints in State and Federal court against Governor Rick Snyder and other Michigan and…Read the article
Hunter Shkolnik Quoted in Newsday On Bethpage Lawsuit

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted in Newsday On Bethpage Lawsuit

| Environmental Litigation
“The contamination has caused people to be concerned about their health, preventing them from enjoying their homes and damaged property values.” As was reported by Emily C. Dooley of Newsday LI, the Napoli Shkolnik PLLC lawsuit alleges that Bethpage residents were exposed to toxic chemicals in the air, water and soil due to the defense…Read the article
Lawsuit Filed For Toxic Plume in Bethpage, NY

Lawsuit Filed For Toxic Plume in Bethpage, NY

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has filed a class action lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corporation and Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (collectively “Grumman”) on behalf of fifteen Bethpage residents who have been injured by a massive toxic plume emanating from Grumman’s operations.  For the past sixty years, Grumman has caused the release of numerous toxic contaminants, including trichloroethylene…Read the article