Cost Recovery Action
When pollution or contamination is discovered on a commercial property, the current property owner is primarily responsible for cleanup. Property owners must typically first investigate all causes and sources of contamination, fully delineate the scope of the contamination in a report, and pay for a cleanup effort.
Investigations often reveal that the pollution of a property occurred years, even decades in the past; current owners of the contaminated land or buildings may have done nothing to cause it.
If a previous property owner is responsible for causing all or part of the environmental contamination on your commercial property and failed to disclose it as a matter of due diligence during the sale of the property, The attorneys at Sedita, Campisano & Campisano, located in Wayne, New Jersey will work to hold these culpable parties (or their insurance companies) liable.
Environmental Liability Insurance Coverage
The experienced Environmental attorneys at SCC Legal have successfully represented numerous policyholders in their efforts to obtain insurance coverage for environmental liabilities.
In most instances, we have successfully negotiated favorable settlements for clients with claims under Comprehensive General Liability (CGL) policies for environmental remediation costs and third-party (e.g., toxic tort) liabilities.
Superfund is the common name for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), a United States federal law designed to clean up sites contaminated with hazardous substances.
The law authorized the Environmental Protection Agency to identify parties responsible for contamination of sites and compel the parties to clean up the sites. Where responsible parties cannot be found, the Agency is authorized to clean up sites itself, using a special trust fund.
The attorneys at Sedita, Campisano & Campisano have many years of experience handling complex environmental and redevelopment issues and resolving them with great success.
Contact us today to speak with an experienced environmental litigation attorney at our firm.