Experienced Environmental Lawyers Protecting Communities from Polluters

  • We take on big corporations to get real, lasting results for communities whose water, land, and air have been polluted.
  • Our experienced legal team has led one of the most important environmental cases in recent years – taking on chicken processor Mountaire in what is believed to be the largest resolution of nitrate groundwater contamination in history.
  • Our team of environmental experts and investigators, relationships with key groups and regulators, and years of expertise help us uncover the truth and ensure polluters are held accountable for the damage they cause to communities and public health.

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Environmental Class Action Lawsuit Filed against New Indy Containerboard

South Carolina paper mill is emitting dangerous pollutants, contaminating the local environment

After our experienced legal team recently reached a $205 million settlement in what is believed to be the largest resolution of nitrate groundwater contamination in history, we led an investigation into Catawba, South Carolina company New Indy and its pollution. With our team of environmental experts, engineers, and toxicologists, we found that as early as November 2020, New Indy has been polluting neighboring properties with noxious and harmful hydrogen sulfide emissions. On June 8, 2021, alongside our co-lead and local counsel, we filed a class action lawsuit against the company on behalf of plaintiffs.

Our Experience

We have worked on some of the biggest environmental cases – often known as toxic torts – in the country. Toxic torts usually involve a party negligently polluting soil and surface water, which contaminates ground water, introduces dangerous chemicals to aquifers and wells, and exposes the community to substances that cause harm to their health, property, and community.

From pesticides to industrial waste, chemicals that may cause harm to humans and the environment are the subject of regulatory controls to prevent injury through exposure. When controls break down, or historically poor treatment methods give way, toxic contamination of groundwater can occur. Learn more about our leadership in the fight against groundwater contamination.

In addition to active investigations nationwide into groundwater contamination, we are actively investigating legal claims related to AFFF (also known as firefighting foam). This may include governmental municipalities that face costs to remediate the pollution, as well as people who have been exposed to these firefighting foams and have since been diagnosed with kidney, testicular, pancreatic, or other types of cancer.
Why Choose Us?

Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. is dedicated to protecting the health and property of people exposed to hazardous chemicals and most recently obtained what is believed to be the largest resolution of nitrate groundwater contamination in history. We have earned the highest rating from legal ranking agency Martindale-Hubbell and a listing in the Bar Register for Preeminent Lawyers. With more than 30 years achieving outstanding results for clients and their families, we take an active role in pursuing compensation on behalf of those injured or harmed through the misconduct of others, including cases involving environmental contamination.

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