Defense of several environmental matters
Our attorneys represent an electric utility in a punitive class action arising from an accidental release of "fly ash" (a byproduct of burning coal) at a power plant in the Northeast in August 2005. Plaintiffs are residents of Pennsylvania and New Jersey who allegedly own land adjacent to the Delaware River. They allege that, as a result of the fly ash spill, they have suffered, and will continue to suffer, groundwater contamination, property contamination, diminished property values, risk of physical injury, and other damages. Specifically, they purport to sue on behalf of all persons in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with "property and/or business ownership interests ... in or about the riverfront and/or adjoining properties in close proximity to the Delaware River" from the source of the spill downriver for 40 miles.