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

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Changing Control in the Time of COVID: Navigating ‘Change of Ownership’ Prior to PPP Loan Satisfaction.

The Hypothetical Everyone loves a hypothetical, right? So let’s begin with one about Billy Builder: Billy Builder holds 55% of the equity in a construction business he founded way back when the fax machine...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision Regarding Statute of Limitations in Coordination of Benefits

Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision in Charest v. Hydraulic Hose Dealing with Unique Statute of Limitations Issue in the Context of the Coordination of Benefits On March 30, 2021, the Law Court issued a...

Press Coverage

Sabattus Family's Bat Woes Prompt Bill To Force Real Estate Pest Disclosure

News

Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2021 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2021 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. The Benchmark Awards honor distinguished litigators and law firms in all 50 states and 10 practice...

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From Augusta: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

On March 13, 2020, Maine Senate President Troy Jackson and Speaker of the House Sara Gideon issued a joint statement to the 129th Maine Legislature signifying their intention to suspend the remainder of the...

Press Coverage

Maine Newspapers Challenge Rule Concealing Electronic Court Records

A Maine court committee in December established a 90-day blackout period rule on public access to newly filed electronic court records, a move which has been challenged by Maine's newspapers as a violation of the First Amendment. Paper...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Appellate Division Affirms Decision Involving Gradual Injury That First Manifested at Home, Not at Work

In Thomas v. United Ambulance , United Ambulance appealed a Decision (Goodnough, ALJ) granting Thomas’s Petition for Award and granting in part his Petition for Payment. United Ambulance argued that the ALJ erred in...

News

Maine Justice Foundation Makes Inaugural Grants to Six Maine Groups Working for Racial Justice and Equity

The Maine Justice Foundation has made inaugural grants from its Racial Justice Fund to six Maine groups. The goal of the Fund is to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color statewide to forge...

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Never Say Goodbye: Employee Performance Reviews, Terminations, and Alternatives

Laura Rideout and Dottie Chalmers Cutter, VP of Operations at Chalmers Insurance Group will present on employee performance reviews, terminations, and alternatives as a part of the Institute for Family Owned Business Legal Lunch...

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From Concord: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, all legislative activities in the state of New Hampshire, with a couple of exceptions, will be handled remotely. Several employment-related bills will be considered and voted on during this...