Zombie Corporations and CERCLA Liability: Identifying, Reviving, and Pursuing Zombie PRPs
A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide counsel on identifying, reviving, 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 some impediments to successful recoveries.
- Identifying and reviving 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 reviving and suing zombies for insurance assets?
- What are best practices for discovering insurance assets?
Assistant General Counsel
Port of Portland
Mr. Ashton specializes in environmental, natural resources and land use issues related to Port aviation, marine and... | Read More
Mr. Ashton specializes in environmental, natural resources and land use issues related to Port aviation, marine and development properties, with a focus on those issues as they arise in real estate and business transactions. He has worked on industrial and commercial brownfields redevelopment projects for 25 years and is in recovery from working as an environmental lawyer on the Portland Harbor Superfund Site.Close
Loren R. Dunn
Beveridge & Diamond
Mr. Dunn represents regional and national companies at locations throughout the country in environmental regulation and... | Read More
Mr. Dunn represents regional and national companies at locations throughout the country in environmental regulation and litigation issues. His environmental projects have involved hazardous waste and large multi-party toxics cleanup sites, including marine and fresh water sediment sites, landfills, and natural resource damages claims. He has also conducted extensive work obtaining permits for key facility operations. He has particularly deep knowledge of the following industries: manufactured gas facilities, regulated utilities, smelters and metals refineries, pesticide sites, and large area contamination sites.Close
Christopher A. Rycewicz
Northwest Resource Law
Mr. Rycewicz focuses his practice on environmental and natural resources issues, pursuing insurance claims for... | Read More
Mr. Rycewicz focuses his practice on environmental and natural resources issues, pursuing insurance claims for policyholders, and complex civil litigation. He has successfully represented businesses and individuals in federal and state trial and appellate courts, and administrative tribunals, throughout the country. He has been involved in dozens of insurance claims against insurance carriers and has successfully litigated numerous cutting edge issues.Close
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