14. COMMITMENTS & CONTINGENCIES
We have, from time to time, provided temporary leak repair services for the steam operations of Consolidated Edison of New York ("Con Ed") located in New York City. In July 2007, a Con Ed steam main located in midtown Manhattan ruptured causing one death, other injuries and property damage. As of February 29, 2012, one hundred and six lawsuits have been filed against Con Ed, the City of New York and Team in the Supreme Courts of New York located in Kings, New York and Bronx County, alleging that our temporary leak repair services may have contributed to the cause of the rupture. The lawsuits seek generally unspecified compensatory damages for personal injury, property damage and business interruption. Additionally, on March 31, 2008, we received a letter from Con Ed alleging that our contract with Con Ed requires us to indemnify and defend Con Ed for additional claims filed against Con Ed as a result of the rupture. Con Ed filed an action to join Team and the City of New York as defendants in all lawsuits filed against Con Ed that did not include Team and the City of New York as direct defendants. We are vigorously defending the lawsuits and Con Ed's claim for indemnification. We are unable to estimate the amount of liability to us, if any, associated with these lawsuits and the claim for indemnification. We maintain insurance coverage, subject to a deductible limit of $250,000, which we believe should cover these claims. We have not accrued any liability in excess of the deductible limit for the lawsuits. We do not believe the final resolution of these matters will have a material adverse effect on our results of operations, financial position or cash flows.
We have been informed that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") is investigating the accuracy of fugitive emissions monitoring statements and records provided by some of our current and former employees to certain customers in West Texas. We are cooperating with the EPA investigation and, in response to subpoenas, have provided information to the EPA. While we do not believe the ultimate outcome of this matter will have a material adverse effect on our business, consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows, this investigation could result in fines, civil or criminal penalties, or other administrative action.
We are involved in various other lawsuits and are subject to various claims and proceedings encountered in the normal conduct of business. In our opinion, any uninsured losses that might arise from these lawsuits and proceedings will not have a material adverse effect on our results of operations, financial position or cash flows.