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Houston law firm represents New Jersey in record $355 million settlements

On December 19, 2014, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin announced that Superior Court Judge Sebastian P. Lombardi has entered the Consent Judgment requiring Occidental Chemical Corporation (OCC) to pay the State of New Jersey $190 million to resolve its liability for certain economic damages, natural resource damages, and past cleanup and removal costs related to contamination of the Passaic River. The OCC Consent Judgment represents the final settlement in the State's long-running battle to recover the public's costs and damages arising from the historical contamination from OCC's Lister Avenue Agent Orange plant and brings to $355.4 million the total amount recovered by the State of New Jersey as a result of the Passaic River litigation. This is the largest environmental cost recovery and the largest economic damages recovery of its kind in the history of the State of New Jersey. [click to read more]

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