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Selman Team Obtains 12-0 Defense Verdict

Selman congratulates Mark Love and his team on successfully defending a shopping center in a case of alleged groundwater contamination by one of its tenants. Mark and his team argued that the pollution could be remediated and therefore only the loss of use and clean-up costs were compensable and that there was zero decrease in property value. After a six-week trial, the jury rendered a 12-0 verdict in favor of Selman’s client: no negligence and no causation. The jury also found that plaintiff had suffered no damages.

“Obviously, this is a fantastic win for our client,” said Neil Selman, Managing Partner of Selman Breitman. “All the great work and trial strategy by Mark and his team paid off, and we are excited that the jury agreed that our client was not responsible for any of the alleged claims of environmental harm.”

Selman Breitman's wide-ranging experience in the defense of mass tort and toxic tort cases allows the firm to represent and counsel clients pertaining to matters involving any number of alternate materials and toxic substances. Whether the claim is for exposure to manganese from welding rods, wood dust, lead paint or any other harmful or toxic substances, our attorneys' experience, knowledge, training and skill in handling these matters will ensure an effective, efficient and well-organized defense. To learn more about Selman’s Toxic Tort/Environmental team, please click here.