New Indy Paper Mill – FAQ's
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I’M SICK, WHAT DO I DO?
We highly recommend if you are feeling ill to seek medical treatment immediately with a medical provider.
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WHO ARE WE?
This is a consortium of law firms including Motley Rice, LLC, the Richard A. Harpootlian Law Firm, P.A. Elrod Pope Law Firm P.A., and the Stavrinakis Law Firm LLC. Our firms have litigated other Hydrogen Sulfide and air and water contamination cases in the past and are working together on this case.
A LEGAL TEAM?
It is important for you to know that in addition to our four law firms, we have retained more than a dozen experts and consultants. We have a very good legal and technical expert team. We are well-funded and will spend whatever is necessary to hold New-Indy accountable and reasonably and fairly compensate you for the harm it has caused. Fair and complete justice in a case like this often does not come quickly, especially when the liable party remains in denial. We believe in truth, transparency, and accountability, and appreciate your patience as we work hard on your behalf to achieve the best outcome possible. Read about how our firm settled a similar lawsuit named the Mountaire Groundwater Contamination Case in Delaware in April 2021.
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- New-Indy Contamination Town Hall
- Attorneys Phil Federico and Chase Brockstedt speak to WBTV about South Carolina Department of Environmental Control ordering New Indy Containerboard to stop the stink that has been plaguing residents for months.
- ‘It’s like living in a war zone’ | Neighbors of the New-Indy paper plant gather for a town hall to discuss solutions
- Lawyers get public input at town hall over stench from New Indy Plant in S.C.
- New documents shed light on ‘rotten egg’ stench coming from SC factory.
- Amended Class Action Complaint – August 11, 2021
- Plaitiff’s Motion To Consolidate Cases, Appoint Interim Counsel, and For Leave To FileConsolidated Amended Complaint and Incorporated Memorandum of Law
- Press Release – September 24, 2021
Chase T. Brockstedt
Chase Brockstedt is the lead partner in the firm’s injury litigation department. He has dedicated his career to representing individuals who have been injured through no fault of their own and are seeking fair compensation. Chase has substantial experience in navigating the complicated world of insurance to ensure that his client’s medical bills and lost wages are paid on time and to recover damages for pain, suffering and permanent injuries.
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PHILIP C. FEDERICO
Phil Federico specializes in mass tort/class action lawsuits and environmental law. He has been involved in historic and groundbreaking litigation with verdicts and settlements totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. Phil also has extensive experience in personal injury, sexual abuse and misconduct, and healthcare.
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Brian V. DeMott
Over the years, Brian DeMott has researched complex civil and criminal issues ranging from employment discrimination to post-conviction relief. As a Leadership Delaware Fellow, Mr. DeMott has gone through an intensive, year-long course in which he learned about issues facing the First State.
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CATHERINE M. CRAMER
Catherine practices civil litigation representing her clients in personal injury, premises liability, property damage, medical negligence and commercial litigation matters. Catherine is part of the firm’s Mass Tort & Environmental Litigation team and has assisted clients in class action litigation.
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MATTHEW P. LEGG
Matthew Legg assists in representing clients in a variety of mass tort and class action matters. He is currently involved in cases regarding individuals exposed to potential bloodborne pathogens in an ambulatory surgery center, dozens of public entities in litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors, and numerous school boards in lawsuits against vaping company JUUL.
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Brent Ceryes is a partner at BMBFC and has experience in environmental law personal injury, sexual abuse and misconduct, and healthcare litigation. He served as counsel in the firm’s $123 million class action settlement in the Earl Bradley pedophile pediatrician case, and in the firm’s $190 million class action settlement with The Johns Hopkins Hospital arising out of the conduct of Nikita Levy, M.D., an obstetrician gynecologist who surreptitiously videotaped his patients during gynecologic examinations.
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