Environmental

CERCLA Allocation

We meld the law with science to create the most defensible allocation possible for our clients. The proof is in the numbers. Our environmental liability allocation attorneys have more than one hundred years of experience on Superfund sites. We’ve achieved favorable allocations of liability in environmental disputes in fourteen states across the U.S., have experience on more than forty-five Superfund sites and have provided expert witness services in over sixty-five cases. Our innovative problem-solving and award-winning Superfund case management techniques make us one of the most trusted and renowned teams in the region and country for mediation, arbitration and expert witness services.

Our team is well-versed in all key components of liability allocation, including:

  • Gore factors and case law allocation factors
  • Divisibility of harm
  • Site history reconstruction
  • Waste stream reconstruction
  • Potentially responsible party investigation
  • Transactional database management
  • Environmental forensics
  • Fate and transport
  • Cause and effect analysis
  • Risk assessment
  • Remediation cost causation
  • Damages/financial analysis

Leaders in high-stakes, high-profile matters

With decades of experience dealing with CERCLA, RCRA, and state controlled hazardous waste sites, our team is distinguished by ground-breaking allocation methodologies and de minimis settlements, precedential approaches to complex Superfund settlements, and innovative procedures for remedial cost estimation, settlement risk management mechanisms and associated pricing of settlements. Preti Flaherty attorneys have litigated, negotiated and mediated very high stakes injunctive and cost recovery matters, including land-based owner/operator and generator sites as well as sediment and riverine sites.

Firm Highlights

Publication

Maine WC Alert: Updated Version of Notice of Controversy (WCB-9) Must Be Used Effective February 1, 2020

Following the recent statutory changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act, the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has updated the language in Box 22 of the Notice of Controversy. This new version should be used as...

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Maine WC Alert: MAE Unit Publishes Guidance on Compliance with Recent Amendments

The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board’s Monitoring, Audit & Enforcement Unit has issued a document to provide guidance on complying with certain recent amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act in P.L. 2019, c. 344 (LD...

Event

Ken Rubinstein to Present at Boston Bar Association Brown Bag Lunch

2019 AIA A133 CM at Risk with a Guaranteed Maximum Price – Updates You Should Be Aware Of Ken Rubinstein will present an update on the provisions and implications of the new AIA form...

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Government Relations Liaison Andrew I. Roth-Wells to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Andrew I. Roth-Wells has joined the firm as a Government Relations Liaison. Andrew will help manage legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts for the firm’s Government Affairs Team...

Event

Tony Manhart and Jason Howe Present Top Ten Construction Contract Tips for ABC of Maine

As part of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Maine Contractor Series, Preti Flaherty attorneys Tony Manhart and Jason Howe will present the Top Ten tips for AIA contracts. ABC is a national association with 72...

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Maine WC Appellate Division Addresses Refusal of Suitable Work and Notice

The Maine Workers' Compensation Appellate Division recently addressed cases dealing with refusal of suitable work and notice. Both decisions rely heavily on the specific facts of each case. In the context of a refusal...

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Bankruptcy Alert: Significant Implications of the New Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311) On August 23, 2019, President Trump signed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311) (the “SBRA”) into law.  Lenders should be aware of the...

Press Coverage

Bangor superintendent blocked BDN reporter on Twitter after critical news coverage

In an apparent violation of the First Amendment, Bangor schools superintendent Betsy Webb temporarily blocked a journalist on Twitter following a report that news of a student suicide was announced over the loudspeaker at...

News

Preti Flaherty Attorney Benjamin S. Piper Promoted to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named attorney Benjamin S. Piper as a partner. Ben is a member of the firm's Environmental, Litigation, and Media Law Practice Groups and works...

News

David B. Van Slyke Named Preti Flaherty Managing Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that, in a unanimous vote, the firm’s partnership has elected attorney David B. Van Slyke as its incoming Managing Partner. David is one of the preeminent environmental lawyers...