2021 Huntington Beach Oil Spill
If you are the owner of an oceanfront property or a property with a beach easement, or a fisher whose property or business has been affected by the October 2021 Southern California oil spill, we urge you to contact us today. Our advocacy for our environmental disaster clients has generated record-breaking settlements and helped secure justice for victims of spills and other accidents.
Safeguarding Our Environment
The discharge of toxic chemicals, dangerous pesticides, and hazardous materials into the environment can have a devastating effect on the health, livelihood, and property values of those in the vicinity. In the case of large scale oil spills, tens of thousands of persons living hundreds of miles away can be affected.
Attorney Annika K. Martin Discusses BP Oil Spill Settlement Claims
Environmental pollution may occur over an extended period — such as the slow leakage of industrial pollutants into groundwater supplies used by communities for drinking water — or swiftly and catastrophically from oil spills, transportation carrier accidents, and disasters at coal plants, refineries, and other industrial facilities.
Obtaining compensation for environmental damage
Lieff Cabraser possesses the expertise and financial resources to thoroughly investigate environmental cases and hold the defendants accountable. We have successfully prosecuted cases against many of the world’s most powerful corporations, obtaining compensation for families and property owners harmed by toxic environmental exposures.
Our notable successes include the Exxon Valdez Oil Disaster, in which we served as co-counsel for thousands of fishermen, landowners, and others whose livelihoods were gravely harmed when the Exxon Valdez ran aground in March 1989, spilling 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, and killing tens of thousands of wild creatures and fouling 1,300 miles of beaches and surface waters.
We represented individuals, property owners, and business owners in litigation against BP (formerly British Petroleum) and the other companies involved in drilling at and the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. A settlement with BP, which was announced in March 2012, requires BP to fully satisfy all qualified claims with no cap on the amount BP will pay.
Lieff Cabraser’s Cases in Environmental Law
Current Cases in Environmental Litigation
|Benton Harbor Water Poisoning||Lead poisoning of drinking water|
|Huntington Beach Amplify Energy Oil Spill||Pipeline rupture and oil spill|
|Jackson Mississippi Water Crisis||Lead poisoning of drinking water|
|Porter Ranch Natural Gas Leak||Uncontrolled gas leak|
|Santa Barbara Oil Spill||Pipeline rupture|
Successes in Environmental Litigation
|BP Gulf Oil Spill||$11.2 billion in settlement claims paid|
|Tennessee TVA Coal Ash Spill||$27.8 million settlement|
|Exxon Valdez Oil Spill||$1.5 billion in awards and other payments|
|DuPont Imprelis Herbicide||Nearly $400 million in claims paid|
|GCC Richmond Works Toxic Discharge||$180 million settlement|
|Unocal Refinery Toxic Discharge||$80 million settlement|
|Louisiana Crawfish||$45 million settlement|
|Sacramento River Toxic Spill||$16 million settlement|
|Kentucky Coal Sludge||Settled claims for 400 property owners|
|Toms River Cancer Incidents||Confidential settlements|
We will review your case without charge or obligation. Lieff Cabraser agrees to protect your name and all confidential information you submit against disclosure, publication or unauthorized use to the full extent under the law.
- October 11, 2021
Lieff Cabraser and Robertson & Associates Announce Filing of Class Action Lawsuit Against Amplify Energy Corporation Over 2021 Huntington Beach Oil Spill Disaster
- September 15, 2021
Federal Judge Questions Discoverer of PG&E Line Downed at Dixie Fire Origin Point
- March 8, 2021
Environmental Protection Division Brings in 1500% More Money From Civil Litigation Lawsuits Than 2020 Year
- March 20, 2020
Workers and Businesses in the Oil Industry Affected by the 2015 Santa Barbara Oil Spill Could Be Part of a Class Action Lawsuit
- November 5, 2018
Judge Allows Property Owner Claims to Proceed in Santa Barbara Plains Oil Spill Lawsuit