Happy Holidays from all of us at Rogers Townsend!We bring you the Top 5 Environmental/Toxic Tort Litigation Stories of 2012. As selected by a fashionably-dressed monkey at an IKEA store in Toronto.
(Yes, that really happened.)
2) Statutory changes re: citizen suits – The Legislature moved quickly to squash the ramifications of a S.C. Supreme Court decision which had approved the use of “citizen suits” to enforce violations of the State’s Pollution Control Act when DHEC failed to act. a. See 2012 S.C. Acts 198, which changed 48-1-250 - effective June 6, 2012: Click here.
b. A Compromise Bill on Environmental Lawsuits - Who Wins?
3) $2.3M verdict against the Lee County Landfill company – one of the largest verdicts ever in a nuisance suits basely solely on odor a. Stench costly for landfill
As with all “Top 5” lists, the selection criteria are subjective and based upon random factors. Feel free to contact us to suggest your own top stories so that we can investigate & perhaps post a blurb about them.