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March 12, 2017 News

Statutory Right to Compensation for Remediation Applies to Spills Occurring before the Right was in Force

by Stanely D. Berger, B.C.L., L.L.C., Certified Specialist in Environmental Law, Fogler Rubinoff

On March 6th, 2017 Superior Court Judge P.E. Roger ruled in Huang v. Fraser Hillary’s Ltd., 2017 ONSC 1500 that section 99 of Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act R.S.O. 1990, c.E19 allowed the plaintiffs to recover compensation against a neighbouring dry

February 24, 2017 News

Ambassador Bridge owner files lawsuit to allow transport of hazardous materials

by John Nicholson

As reported in the Windsor Star, the owner of the Ambassador Bridge recently filed a lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Transportation and its Director claiming they have no right to prevent hazardous materials from being transported across the privately

February 2, 2017 News

$1 billion Lawsuit for Contamination from Love Canal

by John Nicholson

The Town of Wheatfield, New York, just east of Niagara Falls, is being sued by current and former residents who claim that contaminants from the old Niagara Sanitation landfill impact their adjacent properties. There are 16 notices of claim that

January 27, 2017 Feature

Ontario Court of Appeal Makes Significant Ruling on Damages for Property Contamination

by Jack Coop Partner at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP, and a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law

Introduction In a decision released January 11, 2017 – Crombie Property Holdings Limited v. McColl-Frontenac Inc. et. al – the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned a summary judgment decision of the Superior Court of Justice that dismissed a civil lawsuit

December 15, 2016 News

Neighbours Sue Government Agency for Groundwater Contamination

by John Nicholson

As reported in the Ottawa Sun, residents living near the National Research Council’s Firefighting testing lab in Mississippi Mills are organizing a class action lawsuit against the NRC, claiming extensive damage to their properties by contamination. The $40 million lawsuit

December 5, 2014 News

Four DuPont workers suffocated by methyl mercaptan leak in Texas

by Hazmat Management

Gilbert Tisnado was one of the workers who died from the leak, as he was responding to duties for the plant’s crop protection division. His family has since launched a $1-million lawsuit against the company and its plant manager

November 6, 2014 News

New lawsuits challenge NRC over spent nuclear fuel storage

by Hazmat Management

Diane Curran, an attorney handling the filing with the NRC, said: “The NRC has not dealt seriously with the safety and environmental risks posed by extended spent fuel storage and disposal.”