Environmental Litigation

Toms River Child Cancer Incidents

Result: Confidential settlement
Year: 2001

With co-counsel, Lieff Cabraser represented 69 families in Toms River, New Jersey, each with a child having cancer, that claimed the cancers were caused by environmental contamination in the Toms River area.

Commencing in 1998, the parties – the 69 families, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Union Carbide and United Water Resources, Inc., a water distributor in the area – participated in an unique alternative dispute resolution process, which led to a fair and efficient consideration of the factual and scientific issues in the matter.

In December 2001, under the supervision of a mediator, a confidential settlement favorable to the families was reached.