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Exponent Webinar: Technical Approaches for Apportioning Liability and Allocating Environmental Costs

Seminars and Conferences

12/10/2008 10:30 AM - 12/10/2008 11:30 AM

Wednesday, December 10, 2008
10:30 AM PST / 1:30 PM EST

In Burlington Northern v US, the Supreme Court has agreed this term to consider whether joint and severable liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) can be avoided if a party demonstrates a reasonable basis to support divisibility under common law. As this case should set an evidentiary standard for the apportionment of liability, the role of technical expertise in developing the required basis will likely increase.

This 60-minute Webinar will feature an interdisciplinary team including environmental forensic chemists, remedial cost experts, and waste management specialists discussing ways that the appropriate technical approach can assist parties apportion liability and allocate costs. Case studies that highlight the use of these approaches will also be presented.


Paul D. Boehm, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist and Group Vice President

Mark W. Johns, Ph.D., P.G., L.G.
Principal Scientist

Kirk O'Reilly, Ph.D., J.D.
Managing Scientist

For more information and to register, please contact Mr. .