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Environmental Litigation

The environmental attorneys at Lieberman & Blecher are skilled negotiators who deal regularly with insurance carriers, potentially responsible parties, regulators and other stakeholders to achieve swift and cost-effective results for our clients. Where amicable resolutions are not forthcoming, our team of environmental litigators stand ready to prosecute or defend claims on behalf of our clients before administrative, state or federal courts. Our attorneys serve as lead counsel in trials, court hearings on injunctions, administrative hearings, and appeals involving contaminated land, air and water, solid and hazardous waste and other issues.

The breadth of Lieberman & Blecher’s environmental practice enables our attorneys to litigate virtually any type of environmental dispute.  The environmental litigators at Lieberman & Blecher prosecute environmental cost recovery actions, negligent site remediation claims, toxic exposure claims and tort actions, and environmental coverage actions against insurance companies, just to name a few. Our attorneys also defend government enforcement actions, natural resource damage claims, and environmental cost recovery and contribution claims, among others.

Where Law and Science Meet, Our Litigators Excel

Lieberman & Blecher’s complex environmental litigation practice keeps our attorneys at the forefront of where the legal meets the scientific: our attorneys know the science and routinely handle the examination of scientific and medical experts in disciplines relating to environmental law. And, our litigation capabilities match those of firms many times our size. The attorneys at Lieberman & Blecher are masters of litigation strategy, discovery, motion practice, and trial preparation. Our environmental litigators utilize the best in litigation technology and liaise with consultants and experts to build winning litigation teams.

Making Environmental Law

Our attorneys’ success in the courtroom is matched by their strong experience and results at the appellate level. In order to protect a favorable verdict, or to seek further judicial review, our attorneys defend and pursue appeals to the highest levels of the judiciary. Our seasoned appellate litigators include attorneys who have clerked for and argued before state and federal appellate courts. The attorneys at Lieberman & Blecher do not just practice environmental law; they make environmental law.

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Recent Blog Posts

NJ Supreme Court Sees Standing in Tax Lienholders to Challenge Municipal Approval

On August 2, 2018, New Jersey’s Supreme Court held that a holder of a municipal tax lien may have standing to challenge a local planning board’s approval for a neighboring
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NJ Supreme Court Sees Standing in Tax Lienholders to Challenge Municipal Approval

The Downside to Higher Ground: Appellate Division affirms finding of a townhome owner’s negligence and responsibility for water damage to a below unit caused by a prolonged leaking washing machine hose

On August 1, 2018, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division ruled in favor of plaintiff in the matter captioned Joseph S. D’Elia v. Joyce Campisi and Liberty Mutual
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The Downside to Higher Ground: Appellate Division affirms finding of a townhome owner’s negligence and responsibility for water damage to a below unit caused by a prolonged leaking washing machine hose

United States Supreme Court Tackles Key Clean Water Act Judicial Review Issue

National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense, et al. 583 U.S. ____ (2018) Decided January 22, 2018 Since the passing of the Clean Water Act in 1972, the definition of “the waters
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United States Supreme Court Tackles Key Clean Water Act Judicial Review Issue

New Jersey Voters to Decide Important State Constitutional Amendment concerning the Environment

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, New Jersey voters will be asked to decide on a state constitutional amendment regarding the use of natural resource damages collected by the State in
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New Jersey Voters to Decide Important State Constitutional Amendment  concerning the Environment

In the media

  • Gulf Coast Town Center facing foreclosure

    Naples Daily News, September 16, 2015

    Wells Fargo filed a lawsuit Sept. 8 against an affiliate of CBL & Associates, the owners of the decadeold, 1.2 million-square-foot mall in south Fort Myers for a $190.9 million unpaid loan. The center has 94 stores on 204 acres, with such anchors as Super Target, Belk, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshalls and Costco...

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  • Town liable for private company's leaking underground tanks, court rules

    NJ.com Jul 26, 2017

    CRANFORD -- A couple that owned a businesses in town and became sick from leaking underground tanks owned by an adjacent business can sue the township for damages because the tanks were partially ...

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