UHL & Associates, Inc. provides litigation support and expert testimony for municipal, industrial, commercial, and private parties involved in water rights and contamination matters. Principals of Uhl have prepared numerous technical documents, expert reports, and affidavits for litigation purposes; given depositions and have provided expert courtroom testimony; and have participated in technical/cost apportionment settlement negotiations.
PARTIAL LISTING OF CLIENTS
Barnes & Thornburg
Berle, Kass & Case
Fox, Rothschild, O’Brien & Frankel
Gordon & Gordon
Korona, Beides & Eaton
Kohn, Swift & Graf
Kelley, Drye & Warren
Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle
Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna
Williams & Cuker
Corden v. Anderson: 1985, Waterbury, CT
Represented the Cordin family in a matter involving
a property transfer and gasoline contamination of a domestic well
in Bethlehem, CT.
Key Areas: Groundwater Contamination;
Petroleum Products; Contaminant Source and Migration; Domestic Well.
Attorneys: Grady and Riley;
Town of Bloomfield v. URS/MSR Engineers, Inc.: 1987, Newark,
Represented URS/MSR Engineers, Inc. in a matter involving
well design, capacity, and water-quality issues for a municipal production
Key Areas: Municipal Production Well Design in Bedrock; Aquifer
Pumping Test and Safe Yield Analysis; Drinking Water Quality Evaluation.
Attorneys: Whipple, Ross & Hirsh;
Carr v. Getty Oil and Magnus Construction Co.: 1988, Doylestown,
Represented Magnus Construction Co. in a case involving
gasoline contamination at a service station.
Key Areas: Petroleum Product Contamination; Product
Differentiation; Apportionment of Responsibility; Soil and Groundwater
Attorneys: Power, Bowen & Valimont; Doylestown, PA
A&W Artesian Well Co. v. Leo O’Hara and Marilyn
O’Hara: 1998, Dedham, MA
Represented the O’Hara’s in a case involving
residential well problems as a result of well redevelopment.
Key Areas: Well Construction; Well Redevelopment
Attorneys: Griffin & Goulka, Boston, MA. William P. Lenahan, Mansfield, MA
Trustees of Northside Sanitary Landfill Site Trust Fund v.
Commissioner IDEM and Boone County Resource Recovery Systems,
Inc.: 1998, Indianapolis, Indiana
Represented Northside Sanitary Landfill Trustees
in a case involving permitting issues for an adjacent landfill facility
and potential impacts.
Key Areas: Groundwater Flow; Depth to
Top of Water Table; Groundwater Flux.
Attorneys: Barnes & Thornburg; Indianapolis, IN
J&D Development v, Bethlehem
Township: 2002, Belvedere, NJ
Represented J&D Development in a case involving
lot size and groundwater recharge issues.
Key Areas: Groundwater Recharge; Lot Size
Calculations; Groundwater Sustainability.
Attorneys: Garofalo & Pryor
Solebury Township v. New Hope Crushed Stone
and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP):
2003 – 2007. Norristown, PA
Represented Solebury Township, PA in a case to limit quarry pumpage
to be commensurate with a small drainage basin’s groundwater recharge
characteristics and safe yield.
Key Areas: Groundwater Recharge;
Watershed Sustainability; Private Wells Impacts; Carbonate Rocks.
Attorneys: Harris & Harris,
Warminster, PA and Powell Trachtman, King of Prussia, PA.
Pio Costa v. Township of Montville:
2007, Morristown, NJ
Represented Montville Township, NJ in a water rights case with ramifications
for the Township’s sole source of water supply.
Key Areas: Aquifer/Groundwater
Sustainability; Municipal Well Impacts; Glacial and Bedrock Aquifer
Attorneys: Johnson Murphy, Riverdale,
Township of Bloomfield v. URS/MSR Engineers, Inc.: 1987
Case Details Provided Above.
Old Bridge Environmental Commission v. NJDEP et al.: 1988,
New Brunswick, NJ
Represented the Old Bridge Environmental Commission
in a case against the NJDEP in regard to implementation of a proposed
cleanup plan for a major Superfund Site.
Key Areas: Municipal Wellfield Impacts
from Industries; Chlorinated Solvent and Metals Sources; Remedial
System Appropriateness; Timing Issues.
Attorneys: Ball, Livingston & Tykulskar; Newark, NJ
Laezza v. Exxon et al.: 1990, Ocean County, NJ
Represented Wassau Insurance Company in a case involving
contamination of groundwater from a service station and related contamination
of a nearby municipal wellfield.
Key Areas: Municipal Wellfield Contamination;
Contaminant Migration and Timing; Apportionment; Costs and Applicability
of Remedial Technologies.
Attorneys: Bumgardner, Hardin & Ellis; Springfield, NJ
The Reliance Insurance Co. v. Lumbermans Mutual Casualty Co.
and AVX Corporation: 1990, Western District of New York
Represented AVX Corporation in an insurance matter
related to the contamination of soil and groundwater media at an
industrial facility in Western New York State.
Key Areas: Timing and Mechanism of Chlorinated
Solvent Contamination; Contamination Sources; Groundwater Flow and
Quality; Cost Recovery.
Attorneys: Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle; Rochester,
Lutz et al v. Chromatex, Inc. et al.: 1991, Hazleton, PA
Represented homeowners whose private wells had been
impacted by volatile organic constituents.
Key Areas: Groundwater Flow in Bedrock
(Fracture Flow); Source Delineation; Apportionment of Responsibility;
Timing of Chlorinated Solvent (VOC) Contamination.
Attorneys: Williams & Cuker, Philadelphia, Pa
J. T. Baker v. Aetna Insurance Company et al.: 1989-1997,
Warren County, NJ
Represented Aetna Insurance Company in a matter related
to contamination of soil, river sediment and groundwater media from
historical operations at a major chemical facility in Western New
Key Areas: Timing and Mechanism of Impact
to the Soil, Sediment and Groundwater Media from Chlorinated Solvents,
Metals and Pesticides; Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction; Extent
and Severity of Impact to Various Media at 17 Areas of Concern.
Attorneys: Harwood Lloyd; Hackensack,
Nappi Colonial Concrete Co., et al. v. Westchester Colprovia
Corporation, Inc. et al.: 1992, Southern District of New York
Represented Nappi Colonial Concrete Co. in a matter
concerning groundwater quality impacts to the property from an adjacent
Key Areas: Groundwater Flow Analysis;
Chlorinated Solvent (VOC) Contaminant Source and Migration Determination;
Assessment of Impacts.
Attorneys: Berle, Kass & Case; NY, NY
EQ at Bedminster, L.P. v. Texaco, Inc. et al.: 1992, Bedminster,
Represented EQ at Bedminster in a matter concerning
gasoline product occurrence and interference with construction of
a new office building.
Key Areas: Groundwater Flow Conditions
in Bedrock; Fracture Flow; Vertical Groundwater Flow; Responsibility
in Multi-Party Suit; Construction Damages.
Attorneys: Podvey Sachs; Newark, NJ
Big V Supermarkets, Inc. and Somers Development Corporation
v. General Industries et al.: 1994, Southern District of New
Represented Big V Supermarkets in a CERCLA cost recovery
case involving soil and groundwater contamination from a dry cleaner
and related contamination of nearby private and commercial supply
Key Areas: Private and Commercial Well
Contamination; VOC (PCE) Source Delineation; DNAPL Potential; Groundwater
Flow Conditions in Bedrock Aquifer System Under Sustained Pumping;
Timing of Impact; Contaminant Transport Modeling; Apportionment.
Attorneys:Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna; Albany, NY
Gussack Realty Corporation
v. Xerox: 1996-1998, Southern District of New York
Representing Xerox Corporation in a case involving
alleged groundwater trespass.
Key Areas: Groundwater Flow in Fractured
Bedrock; VOC Contaminant Plume Evaluation; DNAPL Issues; Fundamentals
of Bedrock Hydrogeologic Systems.
Attorneys: Kelley, Drye & Warren; NY, NY
Solebury Township v. New Hope Crushed Stone and Pennsylvania Department
of Environmental Protection (PADEP): 2003 – 2007.
Case details provided above.
Pio Costa v. Township of Montville: 2007
Case details provided above.
North Penn Water Authority
v. Leeds & Northrup
et al.: 1995-97, Philadelphia, PA
Represented Leeds & Northrup, one of four defendants,
in a case involving a municipal well contaminated with chlorinated
solvents. Hydrogeologic conditions were characterized by fracture
flow in bedrock and complex historical pumping stresses from multiple
Key Areas: Municipal Wellfield Contamination
with Chlorinated Solvents; Groundwater Flow Conditions in Fractured
Bedrock; Capture Zone Analysis for Production Wells; Multiple Defendants;
Attorneys: Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle; Rochester,
Irene Jones v. Township of South Orange: 1998, South Orange,
Represented the Township of South Orange in a case
involving residential basement flooding.
Key Areas: Shallow Groundwater Flow;
Water-Level Response to Precipitation Events; Water-Level Response
to Pumping Stresses.
Attorneys: Gaccione, Pomaco & Beck
Franklin Court Condominium
v. Edwards Supermarkets Inc, Giant Food Stores Inc., Whitestone
Association, Anco Environmental Services et al.: 1999 2003.
Hudson County, NJ
Represented the Franklin Court Condominium in a case
involving release of fuel oil next to a condominium
Key Areas: Fuel Oil Contamination; Impacts
to Soil and Groundwater; Vapor Impacts; OSHA Requirements.
Attorneys: Korona, Beides & Eaton
Township of Montville,
NJ v. Lotta Lettuce Farms, LLC. 2005
Represented the Township of Montville, NJ in a case involving
water rights in a sole source aquifer system for public use.
Key Areas: Aquifer Sustainability, Sole Source Aquifer,
Attorneys: Laddey, Clarke & Ryan, Sparta, NJ
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