How corporate genealogy research can reduce a client’s liability in toxic tort litigation.

Corporate Genealogy Research

History Associates Incorporated

How corporate genealogy research can reduce a client’s liability in toxic tort litigation.  Client Challenge A well-known agricultural equipment company reached out to HAI for help when it was named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by a retired …

Product Liability Cases

History Associates Incorporated

The reconstruction of the fact record is critical in product liability cases. Client Challenge In an asbestos exposure case brought before a state court in South Carolina, plaintiff’s alleged that the North American manufacturer of commercial and residential building materials …

Tracing Holocaust Assets

History Associates Incorporated

HAI investigators determine the rightful ownership of Holocaust-era looted art. Client Challenge When questions arose surrounding the rightful ownership of a painting sold at auction, a law firm representing a claimant contacted HAI for assistance in investigating whether the artwork …

River and Harbor Investigations

Industrialized Waterways and Watersheds

History Associates Incorporated

Using historical research to identify potentially responsible parties (PRPs) associated with a heavily industrialized waterway. Client Challenge When a Fortune 100 company was faced with natural resource damage and liability claims related to past operations along a heavily industrialized waterway, …

Manufactured Gas Plant Investigations

History Associates Incorporated

Where do insurers and reinsurers go when they need historical research in support of a long-tail liability claim dispute? Client Challenge When outside counsel for several national insurers and reinsurers found themselves in a complex long-tail insurance liability case involving …

Slavery Disclosure Investigation

Slavery Disclosure Research

History Associates Incorporated

A city ordinance requires that all financial institutions disclose historical investments or profits from slavery. Client Challenge A major U.S. financial institution was entering into a service contract with the City of Chicago, but a city ordinance required that the …

Investigating Environmental Claims

History Associates Incorporated

Using forensic historical research to determine the allocation of environmental cleanup costs. Client Challenge A major chemical manufacturer had been the “contractor-operator” for two government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) plants in St. Louis, Missouri, during the Second World War.  At the time, …

Common Knowledge Investigations

History Associates Incorporated

How do you score a touchdown when documenting “common knowledge” for a statute of limitation case? Client Challenge Counsel at a national law firm sought to obtain a summary judgment in a high-profile antitrust suit against the National Football League.  …

Law Firm History Book

History Associates Incorporated

Durable Legacy: A History of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell (2005) Produced for the seventy-fifth anniversary of the noted Wilmington law firm, Durable Legacy chronicles the construction of a firm that enjoys an international reputation, yet retains its deep roots in …

Arnold & Porter: The Early Years

Law Firm History Book

History Associates Incorporated

This illustrated full-scale coffee table book documents the first 35 years of this colorful and influential law firm. The story is rooted in the New Deal, where the expertise of future partners Thurman Arnold, Abe Fortas, and Paul Porter grew …