Damage Control: How Kirk-Pinkerton helped Florida businesses and cities fight back after the BP oil spill

When the Deepwater Horizon oil spill began occurring on April 20, 2010, Bill Robertson looked at its effects in two different ways. “As a local Sarasotan and an outdoorsman, the spill was disturbing from an ecological standpoint,” says the personal injury attorney and CEO at Kirk-Pinkerton in Sarasota. “As a

Environmental Lawsuit

The Florida League of Cities, Inc., and Florida Stormwater Association, Inc., announced that they had filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) over novel numeric nutrient criteria regulations the EPA seeks to test on Florida’s waters.  According to a report on an Orlando Sentinel blog, the

Curd vs. Mosaic Impact

The Florida Supreme Court recently held that commercial fishermen may recover for damages resulting from pollution released into Florida waters. In Curd v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, 2010 WL 2400384 (Fla. 2010), Mosaic Fertilizer owned a large phosphogypsum storage container near Archie Creek in Hillsborough County. Despite alleged warnings about the