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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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6/15/2021 Hello,
 
We are looking for speakers for the following sessions in the 2021 CLM Focus: Cannabis, Environmental, Insurance Fraud, Subrogration, and Claims & Litigation Management Conference on
November 3-4 in Washington D.C. Speakers receive complimentary registration to the event, and an opportunity to gain recognition and share your expertise. The Conference also features tremendous networking opportunities to make new connections and strengthen existing relationships.
 
Contract Disputes – Mutli-Million Dollar Missteps in Alternative Energy Projects

Needs 1 fellow & 1 member
Significant capital investment is forging the development of alternative energy projects both domestically and internationally. In the past decade (2010-2019), $2.6 trillion dollars was invested in solar, wind, biomass and waste-to-energy projects globally, including $356 billion in the US alone. However, the renewable energy landscape is littered with examples of projects that have failed to meet expectations in terms of execution and production. As a result, contract dispute resolution has become increasingly important in the industry. In this presentation, technical factors related to commonly disputed items in alternative energy contracts will be addressed. Topics will include the importance of feedstock specifications, understanding scope split, defining contract milestones, evaluating performance guarantees, and analyzing warranty versus defect claims. Attendees will learn typical arguments presented related to the disputed items in the contract and technical aspects that relate to evaluating the validity of the claims.
 
Focus: The Environmental Impact of Camnabis

Needs 2 fellows
Join us for a multi-dimensional discussion linking the topics of this Focus Conference; Cannabis and Environmental Toxic Tort Litigation. The increasing legalization of adult cannabis use brings an increasing demand for both legitimate and black market grown marijuana. Water and space needs will significantly impact the environment. Larger and more commercial grows have serious consequences on air quality. Consideration must also be given to the use of pesticides, natural habitat infringement, farming and safety practices. The debate regarding marijuana use and toxicity is not fully closed. The expanding market and potential federal legislative which could legalize cannabis on a national scale will affect the insurance industry. This is controversial and cutting edge.
 
Recent Trends in Toxic Tort Litigation Claims

Needs 1 fellow

 
Please contact 
milan.chambers@theclm.org if you are interested in speaking on any of the above sessions.
6/7/2021 Hello Environmental & Toxic Tort Committee:

This is a friendly reminder that your committee conference call is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 8th at 1pm EST. Here's your connection info:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2165188149?from=addon
Meeting ID: 216 518 8149

Dial in:
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Meeting ID: 216 518 8149
5/11/2021 Hello,
 
We are still accepting proposals for the 2021 CLM Focus: Cannabis, Environmental, Insurance Fraud, Property, Subrogation, Claims & Litigation Management  Conference, November 3-4 in Washington D.C.

 
Speakers receive complimentary registration to the event, and an opportunity to gain recognition and share your expertise. The Conference also features tremendous networking opportunities to make new connections and strengthen existing relationships.
 
The deadline to submit has been extended to Tuesday, May 25.

 
Presentations and outlines should be geared toward senior level litigation, claims, and risk professionals, and experienced attorneys. Please review the complete list of panelist/presenter requirements here.

Please contact tori.snoddy@theclm.org with questions or concerns. 
 
4/13/2021
Hello Environmental & Toxic Tort Committee:

This is a friendly reminder that your conference call is scheduled for today, Tuesday, April 13th at 1pm EST. Here's your dial-in info:

Dial-in Number: 267-930-4000
Access Code: 497-760-524#
2/8/2021
Hello Environmental & Toxic Tort Committee:

This is a friendly reminder that your conference call is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9th at 1pm EST. Here's your dial-in info:

Dial-in Number: 267-930-4000
Access Code: 497-760-524#