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Miller and Blanton Parachute in after Liability Conceded in Toxic Tort Case


Stu Miller (Partner-White Plains) appeared as trial counsel in a matter pending in Volusia County Circuit Court, Florida. Within just two weeks of parachuting in, Stu and colleague Camille Blanton (Of Counsel-Miami), joined by the underlying firm, secured a $20,000 verdict against a $1.8 million demand, with liability having been conceded by client chemical tanker company. The client was delivering chlorine bleach to a pool company and accidentally pumped it into an acid tank during a rain storm, causing a hydrochloride acid plume. The plaintiff, who was in the surrounding area, was transported to a hospital via ambulance in pulmonary distress and later claimed permanent chronic lung defects.

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