Environmental Litigation - John has one of the nation’s leading practices defending commercial and multi-family residential property owners against claims alleging mold and other indoor air contaminants. He also represents industrial manufacturers and property owners in environmental regulatory compliance and premises liability matters. He works closely with such expert consultants as health and medical specialists, toxicologists, architects, industrial hygienists, remediation specialists, contractors and engineers to resolve environmental problems and develop effective trial defense strategies.
Obtained dismissal with prejudice, sustained on appeal, of Illinois class action allegations asserting that claims for damages and injunctive relief against a national medical professional association for failure to adopt a notification program for blood transfusion recipients different from that mandated by the FDA.
When a leading national provider of multi-family housing faced a class action demanding immediate closure of a Florida high-rise apartment building, John pulled together overnight a multidisciplinary team of industrial hygienists, remediators, claims adjusters and an allergist to address building issues and avoid a court-ordered evacuation.