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.

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
Newark, New Jersey Lead Poisoning

Newark, New Jersey Lead Poisoning

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC served a Notice of Claim against the New Jersey State District Superintendent, the principal of New Jersey Regional Day and the New Jersey Department of Education on behalf of a Newark family alleging their child was exposed to lead and other toxic substances in the drinking water of the Newark Public School…Read the article
NBCNews Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Flint, Michigan

NBCNews Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Flint, Michigan

| Environmental Litigation
“Lead poisoning is an insidious disease,” said Hunter Shkolnik. “We know the brain is permanently and irreversibly damaged but it doesn’t manifest itself immediately. These children have been pushed so far down now they cannot ever achieve what was expected of them.” “What we’re trying to do here is get action and get action quick,”…Read the article