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Strategizing Legal Defenses In Vapor Intrusion Lawsuits

A few years ago, there was an uptick in litigation involving mold infestation and damage claims related to the use of Chinese drywall.Today, the environmental phenomenon causing a rash of lawsuits is vapor intrusion.Vapor intrusion happens when soil and groundwater that contain pollutants permeate buildings. This generally occurs when properties are located down gradient from old gas stations (that emit benzene) or from dry cleaners (that emit PCE). The contaminants and toxic fumes rise up, affecting neighboring properties. 

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This article is not offered as, and should not be relied on as, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice in specific situations.