Case Number: No. 83-0268

Practice Area: Environmental Law & Public Health Defective Products Consumer Protection

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: $215 million

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Berger Montague served as co-lead counsel and obtained a $215 million asbestos remediation settlement for elementary and secondary schools suffering property damage in this historic environmental and defective product action. The settlement included cash in excess of $70 million plus $145 million in discounts toward replacement building materials. This long and vigorously fought action spanning thirteen years was litigated in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and captioned In re Asbestos School Litigation, No. 83-0268 (E.D. Pa.). This was the first mass tort property damage class action certified in the United States on a nationwide basis.

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Berger Montague is a national law firm focusing on complex civil litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States. For over half a century, Berger Montague has played lead roles in consequential, precedent-setting cases and has recovered over $50 billion for its clients and the classes they have represented. Berger Montague is headquartered in Philadelphia and has offices in Chicago, Minneapolis, San Diego, San Francisco, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.

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