Leveraging Latest CERCLA Decisions and Navigating New Complexities
Key Lessons on Parent Liability for Subsidiary Conduct, Arranger Liability, Divisibility, Statute of Limitations Triggers, and Settlement Terms
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
- 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?
- Under what circumstances is a person liable as an “arranger” under CERCLA?
- 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?
Jane E. Fedder
Shareholder, Vice Chair, Environmental Practice
Ms. Fedder serves as the Vice-Chair of the firm’s Environmental Practice Group. She concentrates her... | Read More
Ms. Fedder serves as the Vice-Chair of the firm’s Environmental Practice Group. She concentrates her nationwide practice in two areas: environmental litigation and insurance recovery litigation. Ms. Fedder has extensive experience representing clients in complex environmental litigation, administrative proceedings, ADR and mediations involving the gamut of substances and activities regulated by international, national, state and local environmental authoritiesClose
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