Water pollution litigation is drawn out, and expensive, and potentially high risk for both parties especially where the science is unsettled. But, in many cases, however, it doesn’t have to be that way. Getting the parties to agree on a settlement can be difficult, but it is not impossible. While certainly some cases MUST be tried, the vast majority can and should be resolved without unnecessary time and unreasonable expense. Although the parties and respective experts can advocate for extremely different results, counsel working with a knowledgeable and experienced mediator can find mutually agreeable ground and settlement numbers. It also will address certain ethical issues which attorneys for both plaintiffs and defendants in these water pollution cases may face, and strategies for how to approach them.
Our informative webinar brings together public, private, governmental, and scientific professionals to collaboratively discuss improving the means of water pollution case resolution without endless litigation.
We will discuss two classic water pollution hypotheticals as a framework for discussion, as our common interest but we invite everyone to contribute their constructive ideas for Dispute Resolution and strategies.
Hypothetical involving groundwater pollution with several variables including: - public water supply versus private wells - different types of contaminants (PFOA, chlorinated compounds, etc.) - New Jersey law versus federal law and the law of other jurisdictions; and - different categories of damages (NRD, remediation costs, well treatment costs, toxic tort damages, etc.).
Group discussions on remedies, settlements, releases, insurance, and more.
Warranties for Seminars and Publications
NJSBA and NJICLE products are created by attorneys, doctors, dignitaries and other legal experts who volunteer their efforts to serve as lecturers and authors. We do not warrant the accuracy, reliability or currentness of the information contained in our programs (both live and electronic), handbooks and publications.