This course will examine selected topics in the area of environmental and toxic tort litigation. These topics will include, as time permits: i) federal regulation of toxic materials, e.g. CERCLA, RCRA and TOSCA; ii) common law causes of action, e.g. trespass, nuisance, abnormally dangerous activities, strict products liability, market share and other forms of collective liability; iii) procedural issues in toxic tort litigation; iv) statutory and common law defenses, including statute of limitations and lack of causation; v) use of expert testimony; vi) compensatory and punitive damages, including entitlement to attorneys' fees and use of structured settlements; vii) collateral insurance issues in environmental and toxic tort cases; and viii) selected specific toxic torts problems, e.g. acid rain, agent orange, interstate air pollution, asbestos and lead pollution, mold, pesticides and tobacco products.