Home

Major Class Action Lawsuit Filed by Residents Against Corporations for Failing to Clean Up Cancer Causing Waste
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Residents have filed a class action lawsuit in New Jersey State Court, Hudson County against Honeywell International of New Jersey and PPG Industries of Pennsylvania for dumping and failing to clean up cancer-causing hexavalent chromium waste in their neighborhoods.

According to today’s press release at PR Newswire, the defendants disposed of more than one million tons of chromium in Jersey City beginning in the early 1900s. The waste, referred to as chrome ore processing residue, or COPR, is a by-product of defendants’ Jersey City chromium chemical production operations of the last century, and much of it remains today, according to the suit.

According to the same press release, Steven German, one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys was quoted as saying: “These companies spread more than a million tons of toxic waste across a densely populated city and allowed it to remain there for years.”

  
What
Where


The lawsuit seeks for defendants to pay for periodic screenings for early cancer detection for exposed populations, and to pay damages to landowners whose properties have been devalued.

In addition, the lawsuit seeks punitive damages for defendants’ knowing and deliberate conduct in disposing and failing to properly remediate hexavalent chromium contamination in Jersey City.

The class action, Smith, et al., v. Honeywell International, Inc., et al., generally affects residents and properties at or near various sites identified by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as having been contaminated with chromium waste.  The law firms of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, German Rubenstein, LLP; Williams Cuker & Berezofsky, LLC; and Kanner & Whiteley, LLC filed the case.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Individuals who think they may qualify as a member of the class action, or have information relevant to this lawsuit should call toll free at: 1-877-MY-ADVOCATES, or -877- 692-3862. They can also find information on the web at www.JerseyCityLawsuit.com.





 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Attorney with motions experience

USA-WA-Seattle

Seattle office of our client seeks mid-level litigation attorney with 3-5 years of experience, inclu...

Apply Now

Environmental /Land Use Attorney with 2-3 years of experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks environmental /land use attorney with 2-3 years of experien...

Apply Now

Litigation Attorney with 2-5 years of insurance defense experience

USA-FL-Jacksonville

Jacksonville office of our client seeks litigation attorney with 2-5 years of previous insurance def...

Apply Now

Junior to Mid-level Trademark Attorney with counseling experience

USA-WA-Seattle

Seattle office of our client seeks junior to mid-level trademark attorney with preferably 2+ years o...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Managing Director, Litigation Finance Investments

USA-FL-Tampa

Title                ...

Apply now

Contract Associate

USA-CA-Sausalito

Seeking lawyer with at least 2 yrs experience in complex real estate transactional matters, with wil...

Apply now

Associate

USA-NY-Syracuse

Our Syracuse, NY office seeks an Associate with 3-5 years experience defending general liabilit...

Apply now

Experienced Insurance Defense Attorney Needed

USA-NY-Bohemia

Insurance Defense firm (with 15 attorneys in Suffolk and Mineola location), seeks attorneys with 5+ ...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top