Attorney and Lawyer in Las Vegas, Nevada


Alexander Robertson, IV represented Las Vegas, Nevada homeowners in a PCE vapor intrusion lawsuit. Plaintiffs in the Voggenthaler case alleged that contaminated groundwater from perchloroethylene, used at a nearby dry cleaners, seeped under their homes and into the groundwater. The RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6972 (a)(1)(B) permits citizens to seek injunctive relief against any person "who has contributed or is contributing to the past or present handling, storage, treatment, transportation or disposal of any solid or hazardous waste which may present an imminent and substantial endangerment to health or the environment."

Mr. Alexander Robertson won summary judgement against shopping center owners and received a injunction permanently forcing the defendants to rid the area of contamination.

In the Voggenthaler v. Maryland Square case, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment against the shopping center owners for the plaintiff. The map above outlines the contamination plume flow from the former dry cleaners location to the residential neighborhood.

Robertson & Associates has handled a variety of environmental cases in California and Las Vegas, Nevada:

  • PCE groundwater contamination class action for 250 homeowners
  • Refinery explosion
  • Methane gas explosion involving multiple fatalities
  • RCRA
  • Damage to wetlands and nature preserve