When a private party or government agency is forced to clean up environmental contamination caused or contributed to by others, a claim for cost recovery or contribution will be pursued.
Such claims are based in the Federal Superfund statute, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERLA), and corollary State statutes. Recovery of compensation typically occurs through the litigation process, and having experienced trial attorneys to represent your interests here is critical.
At Giarrusso Norton Cooley & McGlone, P.C., our Massachusetts Superfund cost recovery and contribution attorneys have tremendous experience with the complex environmental litigation issues necessary to obtain compensation for the cost of:
- Site investigation activities
- Site remediation
- Indirect support activities required for cleanup
- Contractor costs and allocation costs
As with many areas of law, Superfund cost recovery and contribution actions are specifically proscribed by the statutes and underlying case law and are limited by statutes of limitations that regulate how long after cleanup a private entity or government agency can recover costs in this manner. Certain claims are recoverable under the law; certain claims are not. This is a highly nuanced area of law that requires a thorough knowledge of environmental statutes, regulations and the considerable federal and state case law that has developed.
Our trial lawyers are aggressive litigators. We work closely with our clients to help them understand the legal issues at hand, identifying what options are available to help recover the costs they have incurred in environmental cleanups.
We specialize in the representation of PRP groups in Federal and State Superfund sites, which retain us on a contingent fee basis to recover remediation cleanup costs in cost recovery and contribution actions.
Contact Our Boston Superfund Cost Recovery And Contribution Attorneys Serving All Of New England
At Giarrusso Norton Cooley & McGlone, P.C., we work closely with our clients to quickly narrow and clarify the issue, identify the appropriate solutions and implement the strategy.
Reach our office in Quincy, Massachusetts, online or by telephone at 617-770-2900.