Latest CERCLA Decisions and Navigating Complexities: Arranger Liability, Divisibility, Settlement and More
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss the latest key federal court CERCLA decisions, provide insights into lessons from the courts for environmental counsel and their clients going forward, and offer best practices for handling CERCLA issues.
- District court CERCLA decisions
- Federal appellate court CERCLA decisions
- Decisions by the administration
- What the decisions mean for future cases
- Best practices in light of recent CERCLA decisions
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- Under what circumstances do companies need to proactively address potential parent liability for CERCLA cleanup costs caused by a subsidiary?
- What triggers an obligation on the part of a federal district court to delve into the terms of a CERCLA settlement agreement?
- Does any kind of consent decree related to a CERCLA case start the three-year statute of limitations?
- What evidence is necessary to establish the divisibility of harm and avoid joint and several liability under CERCLA?
- What changes, if any, by the current administration impact the likelihood of CERCLA actions proceeding?
Belynda S. Reck
Ms. Reck is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She is a member of the environment, land and natural... | Read More
Ms. Reck is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She is a member of the environment, land and natural resources practice group. Ms. Reck has more than 25 years of experience counseling and successfully representing large international companies, small businesses, and public entities in federal and state courts and agency actions nationwide in matters involving toxic tort, Proposition 65, OSHA, water rights, climate change, §17200 (unfair business practice), products liability, CERCLA, RCRA, and a variety of other statutes and common law.Close
Leah J. Knowlton
Taylor English Duma
Ms. Knowlton has more than 25 years of experience counseling clients on environmental regulatory matters and... | Read More
Ms. Knowlton has more than 25 years of experience counseling clients on environmental regulatory matters and representing them in criminal and civil litigation involving chemical contamination and other environmental violations. Ms. Knowlton regularly develops and implements environmental compliance management systems and advises clients on chemical safety and security matters. She has extensive experience assessing environmental risk and negotiating contracts and remediation plans in corporate and real estate transactions.Close