Starting in the early 1990’s, there has been a proliferation of complex litigation involving environmental claims. From sick building syndrome, pesticide exposure, mold exposure, emissions of pollutants into the air, underground storage tank discharges to asbestos abatement and implied warranty of habitability, claims abound. For corporate America and the insurance industry, these claims present unique problems.
Ford, Walker, Haggerty & Behar is experienced in handling these types of claims, experienced not only with the subject matter but, equally important, in the cost-effective management of litigation. We maintain an aggressive posture in defending cases, yet seek to control the cost of defense at all stages of litigation. We accomplish this by means of full input and clear communication with plaintiff’s counsel to narrow and define the scope of claims, use of uniform questionnaires in conjunction with opposing counsel in lieu of costly formal discovery and judicious use of attorney manpower.