Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing: Defending or Pursuing Private Tort Actions
Identifying Causes of Action and Mitigating Litigation Risks
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide counsel with a review of private lawsuits connected with hydraulic fracturing projects. The panel will discuss theories underlying the causes of action, state legal trends used to support plaintiffs' claims, and how counsel can advise project operators to mitigate the risk of suit.
- Trends in shale gas/hydraulic fracturing cases
- Causes of action
- State/local laws impacting private suits
- Operators’ best practices for reducing risk of litigation
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- Which causes of action have already been brought against fracking operators—and which are now emerging?
- What steps should drilling operators take when faced with state and local strict liability laws?
- What are the potential damages operators face if they lose a private action?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Scott D. Deatherage
His practice focuses on permitting, compliance, administrative law and judicial litigation on a variety of... | Read More
His practice focuses on permitting, compliance, administrative law and judicial litigation on a variety of environmental issues including air emissions, wastewater discharges, hazardous waste, hazardous substances and toxic substances. He has significant experience representing oil and gas, industry, finance and real estate clients with respect to environmental matters.Close
Marc J. Bern
Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik
He is a nationally-recognized plaintiffs’-bar trial attorney and a founding and Senior Partner of his firm. In a... | Read More
He is a nationally-recognized plaintiffs’-bar trial attorney and a founding and Senior Partner of his firm. In a career spanning over 30 years, he has tried more than 100 cases to jury verdict and settled hundreds of cases for amounts in excess of $1,000,000. He was invited to become a charter member of the Litigation Counsel of America and selected one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers of New York.Close