Environmental Damage Claims Under the Federal Tort Claims Act: Examining Nanouk v. United States
Litigating the Discretionary Function Exception
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will advise environmental attorneys on the statutory analysis outlined in the Ninth Circuit's decision in Nanouk v. U.S. The panel will discuss the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), the limitations of sovereign immunity, and the requirements to prove monetary damages.
- History of Nanouk v. U.S.
- Pursuing FTCA claims
- Sovereign immunity waivers and discretionary function exception
- Monetary damages
- Best practices
The panel will review these and other relevant topics:
- What is the history of the Nanouk v. U.S. case?
- How does the discretionary function exception impact sovereign immunity waivers?
- How can the FTCA be used to pursue environmental damages claims most effectively?
- What are the best practices that can be adapted from Nanouk v. U.S.?
Denise G. Fellers
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Ms. Fellers focuses her practice on environmental law, with an emphasis on litigation relating to groundwater... | Read More
Ms. Fellers focuses her practice on environmental law, with an emphasis on litigation relating to groundwater contamination, including cost recovery and mass toxic tort litigation. She has experience in litigation under a variety of state and federal environmental laws, such as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, and litigation under the state counterparts, such as the California Hazardous Substance Account Act.Close
Brandon P. Matsnev
Manko Gold Katcher & Fox
Mr. Matsnev concentrates his practice on environmental litigation and regulatory compliance matters and is a member of... | Read More
Mr. Matsnev concentrates his practice on environmental litigation and regulatory compliance matters and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.Close
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Mr. Minasian’s practice revolves around complex commercial litigation matters. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, he... | Read More
Mr. Minasian’s practice revolves around complex commercial litigation matters. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, he worked for one of the largest insurance companies in the United States. Additionally, Mr. Minasian served as a judicial extern to Judge Kronstadt of the US District Court for the Central District of California.Close