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.

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
Senate GOP to Use Subpoena Power in Water Hearings

Senate GOP to Use Subpoena Power in Water Hearings

| Environmental Litigation
As was originally reported by Zack Fink, New York State Lawmakers held three scheduled hearings on water quality in New York. At the epicenter of the PFOA water crisis is Hoosick Falls. At the end of last year, the federal EPA informed residents to stop drinking and cooking with water from the town water supply.…Read the article
EPA Declares Hoosick Falls a Federal Superfund site

EPA Declares Hoosick Falls a Federal Superfund site

| Environmental Litigation
As was reported by Politco reporter Scott Waldman earlier this month, the EPA’s determination could cost the polluters millions of dollars in cleanup costs and set a national standard in other states dealing with similar PFOA pollution. The state has already determined that two companies, St. Grobain and Honeywell, which owned the factory believed to…Read the article
Children of Flint and the Flint Victim Compensation Fund

Children of Flint and the Flint Victim Compensation Fund

| Environmental Litigation
The Flint Water crisis has resulted in the widespread lead poisoning of thousands of children and adults in Flint, Michigan. The failure of the government in this situation was preventable and will not impact Flint families for generations to come. One of the best ways to deal with the serious health and developmental impacts facing…Read the article
Congress Leads Inquiry into Hoosick Falls Contamination

Congress Leads Inquiry into Hoosick Falls Contamination

| Environmental Litigation
Recent controversial discoveries regarding the Hoosick Falls, NY public water contamination law suit have brought to question the manner in which the state and federal government chose to deal with rectifying the issue. The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent letters Wednesday to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…Read the article
Napoli Shkolnik and NAACP File Lawsuit in Flint, MI

Napoli Shkolnik and NAACP File Lawsuit in Flint, MI

| Environmental Litigation
The law firm of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, on behalf of 8 Flint residents, along with the NAACP and other attorneys, have filed a class action lawsuit in the Circuit Court in Genesee County on behalf of four families and all other people and businesses of Flint, Michigan who have been harmed by exposure to toxic…Read the article
Toxic Exposure is Complicated

Toxic Exposure is Complicated

| Environmental Litigation
Almost all personal injury actions involve the legal concept of negligence or strict liability.  While there are exceptions and every case is fact specific, broadly speaking, negligence requires that the Plaintiff proves four things: Duty Breach Causation Damages The concept of duty seems simple enough. A person has a duty to not act negligently so…Read the article
Class Action Lawsuit Filed for Water Contamination in NY

Class Action Lawsuit Filed for Water Contamination in NY

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC filed a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of New York on behalf of Hoosick Falls, New York residents Bryan and Kary Schrom against Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. (Saint-Gobain) and Honeywell International, Inc. (Honeywell). The Village of Hoosick Falls water crisis made headlines earlier in 2016 after discovery of the man-made…Read the article
Flint Water Crisis Results in Criminal Charges

Flint Water Crisis Results in Criminal Charges

| Environmental Litigation
Michigan Attorney General, Bill Schuette, recently announced criminal charges for three employees associated with the Flint drinking water crisis. State officials and investigators believe that the City of Flint received artificially low lead readings because employees failed to test homes most at risk — those with lead service lines or other features with high lead…Read the article