Latest CERCLA Decisions: Navigating Complexities of 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 decisions 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 affect the likelihood of CERCLA actions being pursued?
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
Belynda S. Reck
Ms. Reck’s practice focuses on environmental, product liability and complex business matters. She has... | Read More
Ms. Reck’s practice focuses on environmental, product liability and complex business matters. She has successfully represented both large international companies and small businesses in cases involving toxic tort, global warming, CERCLA, RCRA, and a variety of other statutes and common law. She has trial experience in both state and federal court and also has extensive experience resolving matters in both arbitration and mediation. In her practice, she has litigated environmental matters arising from a variety of facilities and operations.Close