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This updated second edition of the original authority on toxic torts, Toxic Torts Practice Guide, builds on the strengths of the first. It covers the scientific underpinnings of toxic torts, how to structure a case from either the plaintiff's or defendant's perspective, as well as issues in establishing proof of exposure, injury, and causation.
You'll find traditional toxic tort topics, such as theories of liability, discovery, damages, class actions, citizen suits, workers' compensation, common law causes of actions, CERCLA and RCRA strategies, the effect of Daubert and Frye on expert testimony, and the role of insurance, as well as cutting edge issues – biomarker evidence of injury and exposure, seller disclosure of clandestine meth labs, landlord lead paint liability, employer liability in take-home asbestos exposure – plus an expanding section on pharmatorts including SSRI suicidality claims. Features of the second edition include: