Stoll Berne represented approximately 50 individual residents of Coos Bay, Oregon, including families with young children and elderly folks, who lived adjacent to a nickel ore processing facility that was releasing large quantities of fine red dust. The visible red dust, which included nickel and chromium, would settle on residents' homes and apartments.
Environmental and Toxic Exposure Cases
Stoll Berne represented several building owners prosecuting claims against contractors for defective construction. Many of these claims involved building envelope defects and water intrusion requiring implementation of mold abatement protocols.
Members of the firm represented fishing interests, Alaskan municipal governments and landowners who suffered extensive damages in the Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989. The firm assumed a leadership role in the case with N. Robert Stoll serving on the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee and as Treasurer of the Plaintiffs' Litigation Fund.
Stoll Berne has represented several Fortune 500 companies, as well as individual homeowners, in cost-recovery environmental remediation cases. The firm has also advised companies and individuals regarding contractual environmental indemnity clauses and potential contract claims for recovery of environmental remediation expenses.
Stoll Berne has handled several cases involving spills and leaks of home heating oil.