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Environmental and Toxic Tort

The Environmental and Toxic Tort Committee focuses on existing and emerging issues in the environmental, pollution and mass tort context.  This encompasses long tail claims (asbestos, pre-1986 pollution, lead paint) as well as claims submitted on currently issued policies (failure to properly remediate asbestos, groundwater monitoring, spill clean-up and chemical exposure).  The Committee generates articles and conducts webinars to educate all CLM members and fellows on these issues.  We also present a Mini-Conference annually in conjunction with Construction Defect.  Our monthly calls include a “Roundtable” section in which topics of interest to all subgroups in environmental claims are discussed and various viewpoints presented by counsel, industry members and environmental consultants.

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12/7/2020 Hello Environmental & Toxic Tort Committee:

This is a friendly reminder that your conference call is scheduled for tomorrow, December 8th at 1pm EST. Join us while Amber Barlow of Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP talks about a recent mesothelioma jury trial that took place in Orleans Parish earlier this month, which resulted in a $10.3 M verdict.  Here's your dial-in info:

Dial-in Number: 267-930-4000

Access Code: 497-760-524
11/24/2020 Hello all, 
 
We are looking for speakers to highlight interesting topics on our conference calls. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with your fellow committee members. If you would like to be a speaker or nominate someone to speak on our calls, please let us know. We are looking for a 15 minute commitment. We will post an announcement in advanced of each call with speaker/topic details.
 
Our next call will take place on Tuesday, December 8th at 1pm. 
 
Please feel free to reach out to srossetti@cetllp.com or tori.snoddy@theclm.org with ideas!
 
Thank you!
7/13/2020
Hello Environmental & Toxic Tort Committee:

This is a friendly reminder that your conference call is scheduled for tomorrow, July 14th at 1pm EST. Here's your dial-in info:

Dial-in Number: 267-930-4000
Access Code: 497-760-524
5/27/2020 Hello,

This is a reminder that we are still accepting presentation proposals for the 2020 CLM Focus: Cannabis, Environmental, Insurance Fraud, Property, Subrogation, Claims & Litigation
. The event is scheduled for November 4-5th in Washington D.C. The deadline to submit a proposal has been extended to Friday, May 29th. 
 
Recommended topics include (but are not limited to):
  • PFAS clean-up and litigation
  • Monsanto – its impact on future claims
  • Climate change litigation
  • Asbestos – post OSHA cases
  • E-Cigarettes
You may submit your proposals using the link below.
 
2020 Focus Conference – Proposal Submission Portal
5/7/2020 Hello,

This is a reminder that we are still accepting presentation proposals for the 2020 CLM Focus: Cannabis, Environmental, Insurance Fraud, Property, Subrogation, Claims & Litigation
. The event is scheduled for November 4-5th in Washington D.C. The deadline to submit a proposal has been extended to Friday, May 29th. 
 
You may submit your proposals using the link below.
 
2020 Focus Conference – Proposal Submission Portal