Groundwater Contamination Litigation: Proving and Defending Against Liability
Demonstrating Nexus, Causation and Injury to Recover Damages
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide environmental counsel with a review of the regulatory structures for groundwater contamination, analyze lessons from recent significant cases, discuss trends for damage recovery, and outline best practices for proving and defending against liability.
- Federal and state regulatory structures
- Recent litigation
- Lessons learned from recent cases
- Trends in damages recovery
- Strategies for proving liability
- Identifying source
The panel will review these and other high priority issues:
- What are the lessons from recent groundwater contamination litigation?
- How are courts reacting to arguments linking hydrofracking to groundwater contamination?
- What strategies can counsel employ to prove liability for groundwater contamination? Conversely, what strategies can defense counsel use to defend against such claims?
Paul J. Napoli
Mr. Napoli has achieved hundreds of verdicts and settlements for his clients and has also received many awards from his... | Read More
Mr. Napoli has achieved hundreds of verdicts and settlements for his clients and has also received many awards from his peers. Following 9/11 he was appointed by the U.S. District Court as Co-Liaison Counsel representing more than 11,000 first responders and other rescue and recovery workers who became ill or were injured during the rescue, recovery and debris-removal activities at the World Trade Center site and was instrumental in obtaining settlements that are today valued at more than $816 million.Close
R. Trent Taylor
Mr. Taylor defends complex toxic tort and products liability cases with an emphasis on public and private nuisance... | Read More
Mr. Taylor defends complex toxic tort and products liability cases with an emphasis on public and private nuisance litigation, environmental contamination suits, and food safety issues. His experience includes defending clients in class actions, MDL coordinated proceedings, nationwide mass tort litigation, and appellate cases involving complex scientific and medical issues.Close
Andrew M. Thompson
Smith Gambrell & Russell
Mr. Thompson’s practice includes environmental, commercial and insurance-related litigation in state and federal... | Read More
Mr. Thompson’s practice includes environmental, commercial and insurance-related litigation in state and federal court, as well as in state administrative court. He has represented and advised clients in connection with a range of environmental and commercial issues, including defending enforcement actions by the EPA and state environmental agencies, toxic tort litigation, CWA permitting and compliance, hazardous waste, groundwater contamination, environmental cleanup and emergency response and other environmental matters. Mr. Thompson serves as an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law teaching a course in water law and environmental litigation.Close