Zombie Corporations and CERCLA Liability: Identifying and Pursuing Zombie PRPs
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide counsel on identifying and pursuing defunct or "zombie" corporations and their insurance assets as a source of funding cleanup of contamination sites. The panel will discuss what to do after identifying zombie candidates, claims evaluation due diligence, litigation trends in these PRP and insurance cost recovery cases, the states where these claims are more likely to succeed, and how to manage and overcome impediments to successful recoveries.
- Identifying zombie corporations
- How courts are treating zombie corporations in CERCLA litigation
- Hurdles companies and their counsel face when pursuing zombie corporations
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- Does a zombie corporation have the capacity to be sued?
- Can a party that is not an additional insured tap into the insurance policy?
- How have the courts treated the issue of suing zombies for insurance assets?
- What are best practices for discovering insurance assets?
- How can counsel for the zombie corporation defend?
Robert M. Horkovich
Mr. Horkovich focuses his practice on the area of insurance recovery. He has obtained over $5 billion in... | Read More
Mr. Horkovich focuses his practice on the area of insurance recovery. He has obtained over $5 billion in settlements and judgments from insurance companies for his clients over the past decade. He is a trial lawyer with substantial experience in trying complex insurance coverage actions on behalf of corporate policyholders and governmental entities.Close
Lawrence P. (Larry) Schnapf
Mr. Schnapf primarily concentrates on environmental risks associated with corporate, real estate and Brownfield... | Read More
Mr. Schnapf primarily concentrates on environmental risks associated with corporate, real estate and Brownfield transactions. He counsels clients on environmental compliance, and represents clients in federal and state environmental litigation, enforcement actions, administrative proceedings and private cost recovery actions. Mr. Schnapf has also written numerous articles on environmental law, and is the general editor/contributing author of “Environmental Issues in Business Transactions” published by the Business Law Section of the ABA. He is Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and Co-Chair of the NYSBA Brownfield Task Force.Close