Recent Posts in ‘Environmental’
March 6th, 2012
in Environmental |
The issues surrounding admiralty and maritime litigation have never been as complex as they are now. In the wake of Deepwater Horizon, all eyes are focused on the potential for litigation arising from environmental accidents, and defense counsel must be prepared to defend against new and emerging theories of liability from the plaintiffs’ bar. Moreover, the law governing admiralty and maritime claims continues to evolve, impacting everything from the type of claims that can be filed to the remedies that are available for a given claim. Add to this the multitude of factors involved in determining the proximate causes of an accident, the complex insurance claims that are often intertwined with admiralty and maritime litigation, and the procedural and jurisdictional intricacies inherent in maritime litigation, and it is clear thatdefense counsel face an uphill battle. With all of these factors putting defense counsel behind the 8-ball from the very start, there has never been a more important time in the industry to convene and exchange valuable insights and strategies with colleagues from around the nation.
In response to demand from the market, American Conference Institute has developed the National Forum on Defending and Managing Admiralty & Maritime Litigation. Our unparalleled speaker faculty, consisting of senior industry professionals, leading outside defense counsel, and renowned federal judges, will provide even the most seasoned professionals with the clarity and certainty needed to remain ahead of the curve on today’s key issues to mounting a rigorous and complete defense.
February 17th, 2012
in Environmental |
Take advantage of the unparalleled opportunities now available to learn lessons from the beginning stages of Gulf Oil Spill litigation and the Supreme Court’s holding on the AEP climate change case. The past year’s events have made it clear that it is imperative to have plans in place to manage catastrophic events.
ACI has responded to the needs of the industry by creating the Chemical Products Liability and Environmental Litigation conference, now in its third year. This essential litigation forum is designed to educate practitioners—both in-house and outside counsel—on the leading trends in chemical products liability and environmental litigation.
There is no other conference available that not only addresses pressing changes in the industry that impact litigation, but also provides practical information to bolster your practice, the cutting-edge information about emerging areas of concern, and an opportunity to hear insights from esteemed jurists from throughout the country.
Join experts from AkzoNobel, Chevron, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., Dow AgroSciences, Dow Chemical, Georgia Gulf Corp., Occidental Chemical Corp., PPG Industries Praxair, Shell Oil, Sunoco, and many more, as they discuss the hottest topics in chemical products liability and environmental litigation, including:
- Preparing for the future of climate change litigation post-Connecticut v. AEP
- Learning from the Deepwater Horizon to mitigate risk and damages in litigation over catastrophic events
- Protecting the company by mastering strategic communications and crisis management
- Learning from Louisiana legacy oilfield contamination cases to mitigate long-term risk in fracking operations
- Bolstering defense strategy by defeating arguments of exposure and causal nexus to injury
- Optimizing settlement strategies using the Dukes decision to your advantage
- Maintaining ethical standards when settling multiparty cases
Plus, benefit from the opportunity to hear from 6 state and federal court judges as they discuss important elements of litigation, including Daubert motions and discovery challenges. Ensure you are prepared to tackle emerging litigation trends and challenges at this unique and important event. Last year, this event almost sold out; ensure that you can attend this event by reserving your space now.