Bienvenu Bonnecaze attorneys have defended Fortune 500 companies, individual property owners and other valued clients in litigation related to groundwater contamination and toxic releases in the environment both in state and federal court. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of state and federal environmental regulatory guidelines and their application to litigation. We have worked with numerous experts in the field of geology, hydrogeology, environmental remediation, soil science, environmental chemistry, agricultural damage, risk assessment and toxicology.
• Representation of oil and gas clients in “Legacy” lawsuits, which generally involve claims of environmental contamination and remediation, short-term and long-term exposure to hazardous materials, naturally occurring radioactive material (“NORM”), oil field waste, and products liability on lands with or near oil and gas operations.
• Representation of major chemical manufacturing companies in defending class actions involving groundwater contamination for property damage, environmental remediation and punitive damages.
• Representation of property owners for property damage following contamination from an oil and gas well blowout, including recovery of remediation costs under applicable remediation standards and agricultural losses for years of lost or diminished crop yields.