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Leading manufacturers in a broad range of industries turn to King & Spalding to serve as their toxic tort counsel, including those in the chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, agricultural, chemical, automotive, petroleum, quarrying and mining, telecommunications, miscellaneous manufacturing and hazardous waste disposal industries. The firm’s toxic tort experience is extensive and includes defense of individual claims, class actions and mass joinders brought by workers, property owners, riparian owners, members of the public and product end-users. The toxic tort group has litigated exposure claims involving air, water, soil, food, drugs, agricultural, pesticides and other products, and other routes of exposure. Likewise, the group has defended the gamut of personal injury claims, including a broad spectrum of personal injuries, fear, increased risk of disease, medical monitoring, property damage and business losses.

Equally important, clients benefit from the toxic tort group’s close work with leading experts throughout the country in a variety of medical, scientific and technical disciplines. The firm’s toxic tort lawyers have faced many of the familiar plaintiffs’ experts in toxic tort cases, and have an extensive library of materials on plaintiffs’ experts and frequently asserted diseases.

Members of the firm’s toxic tort group have the experience to manage all aspects of complex toxic tort matters, including defense of aggressive documentary and 30(b)(6) discovery against corporate clients, creation and extensive use of databases for complex cases and coordination of defensive strategies in multi-defendant cases.

Representative Clients

  Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation
  Chevron Corporation
  Dow Chemical Company/Union Carbide Corporation
  Georgia Gulf Corporation
  Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  GlaxoSmithKline
  Hercules Incorporated
  Honeywell International Inc./Allied Signal Inc.
  Purdue Pharma L.P.
  Welding industry (Lincoln Electric Co., Hobart Electric, BOC Group, and others)



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