Berger & Montague, P.C. has been named the "Environmental
Law Firm of the Year in Pennsylvania" by Corporate Intl Magazine.
Corporate Intl awards honor those who have shown excellence in both
expertise and service over the past 12 months.
In order to select award winners, Corporate Intl's independent
research and editorial teams conduct detailed research to create a
shortlist of up to five potential winners for each award category.
The teams consider the following criteria when building their
- Service type
- Service range
- Business type
- Geographical location
- How the business operates
- The expertise each team can offer to companies that either
trade or may want to trade in their chosen jurisdiction
The finalized shortlists are then reviewed by an independent
awards panel, which selects the winners.
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Berger & Montague, P.C. attorneys are trailblazers in the
fields of environmental class action litigation and mass torts. One
of the firm's most notable environmental cases is
Cook v. Rockwell International Corporation. This is one of
the longest-running cases in the United States and involves
plutonium releases from the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons site
northwest of Denver, Colorado. The case was filed in January 1990
against The Dow Chemical Company and Rockwell International
Corporation, companies that managed the plant from 1952 to 1989 for
the United States Department of Energy. Homeowners alleged that
plutonium released from the plant contaminated their property. In
May 2016, the case settled for $375 million.
Another notable environmental case is the
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Litigation. On September 16,
1994, a jury trial of several months' duration resulted in a record
punitive damages award of $5 billion against the Exxon defendants
as a consequence of one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history.
The award was reduced to $507.5 million pursuant to a Supreme Court
decision. Visit Berger & Montague's Environmental &
Mass Tort page to learn more about this practice group.