Environmental Litigation

Wheeler Law knows environmental litigation and toxic torts.  Ms. Wheeler has defended asbestos cases for decades.  She also has defended paint, popcorn lung and other toxic tort cases.

In fact, Ms. Wheeler obtained a defense verdict for her client after a fourteen-week toxic torts class action trial involving claims in excess of $380,000,000.00.

The firm’s attorneys were also primary participants in one of Colorado’s largest trials involving environmental mining pollutants. The case involved Newmont Mining’s efforts to recover on insurance policies dating back to the early 1950s after it spent an enormous sum of money reclaiming polluted land and water. The reclamation involved land and water around a) the Idarado Mine, which is near Telluride and b) California Gulch, which is near Leadville. The Newmont Mining case involved 65 volumes of court files, approximately 10,000 trial exhibits and approximately 50 lawyers. The Denver trial judge told The Denver Post, “I’ve been a district judge for 27 years and this has been the most complex and legally challenging case I’ve ever had.”

Recent Success

  • The firm won this construction defect case at the Colorado Court of Appeals. […]
  • Defendant won summary judgment based on a finding that plaintiff's notice of a claim was untimely and resulted in prejudice as a matter of law. […]
  • November 2018 Bailey v. GEICO Casualty Company, civil […]
  • August 2018 Grenillo v. Estate of Joel Hansen, civil […]
  • Summary judgment win! Court held, "If there were ever two claims that should not have been raised in an insurance-coverage-dispute case, Claims Two and Three for unreasonable delay and bad faith are certainly those two claims." […]
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