Mass Toxic Torts

Defending a Broad Range of Clients in Complex Liability Disputes

Between the severity of exposure, the number of people affected, and the removal of hazardous materials, mass toxic tort disputes are complex as it is. Do you have a trusted legal partner by your side when an insurance company gets involved?


In the midst of the decades-long litigation over asbestos, there is more at stake than personal injury. Today, numerous individuals, families, businesses, manufacturers, property owners, contractors, and equipment handlers find themselves in urgent, expensive conflict with their insurance providers over chemical exposure liability. In the event that a carrier drops or refuses to honor coverage, you need a legal team prepared and ready to defend your rights.


Litigation Management: Our Insight, Experience, and Approach

Offit Kurman’s Toxic Tort group provides coordinated litigation support services to manage highly complex, civil litigation. Our attorneys have years of experience achieving favorable results for clients in mass toxic tort disputes that span long periods of time and broad geographical areas. We know first-hand how significant and extensive these disputes may be, and are committed to working on your behalf and cogently making your case at every stage of the legal process. Whether acting as counsel or representing you or your organization in court, our proactive approach emphasizes fast, affirmative, cost-effective results.


The members of our Practice Group have a shared background in insurance recovery and have handled numerous cases involving coverage for multiple plaintiffs and multiple jurisdictions. We bring to the table deep background as trial attorneys, and significant relevant experience managing litigation for multinational corporations and businesses across a range of industries.


To stay ahead of clients’ needs and areas of risk, we have amassed a database of over 350,000 claims and have developed a unique system to handle those claims. Additionally, we draw on practical knowledge of related fields such as construction law, indemnification, and commercial litigation to devise comprehensive, compelling legal strategies for clients we represent.


Our attorneys work with in-house counsel to develop a management plan tailored to your needs. Typically in multi-plaintiff, multi-jurisdictional matters, our services involve the identification, investigation, and development of company defenses (including the identification, preparation and presentation of fact and expert witnesses and documents of general applicability), preparation of company discovery responses, significant motions and pleadings, oversight of local counsel, and—where appropriate in significant cases—serving as trial counsel. In addition, we provide case management and administration services along with data management and reporting to carriers and any other reporting as might be required by the client.


Our litigation management team is versatile and flexible, and can assist with one lawsuit or multiple suits. We are often engaged as consultants to evaluate litigation systems, to consult on key issues, and to provide opinion as to strategy or approach. Whether you seek justice as a single plaintiff or one of several, or through a class action lawsuit, you can count on Offit Kurman to bring your case to swift resolution.


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