May 25, 2006
Critical Developments in Toxic Torts Seminar Series:
Are There Synergistic Effects Between Toxic Tort Suits and Environmental Regulations?
On May 25, 2006, ELI kicked off the seminar series Critical Developments in Toxic Torts. Expert panelists discussed issues that arise because data gathered through environmental regulation often end up being used in toxic tort suits, and data discovered in tort suits have driven some environmental regulation or enforcement actions. The panel addressed questions including: What are the relationships between toxic torts and environmental regulations, plaintiffs’ attorneys and regulators? Are these unholy alliances or natural partnerships that result in improved public health and environmental protection? What lessons should companies, environmentalists, regulators, and their counsel learn from past examples where tort suits have influenced regulation, and vice versa?
Carla Burke, Baron & Budd
Richard Faulk, Gardere, Wynne, Sewell LLP
Bruce Finzen, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP
Clifton McFarland, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Robert Sussman, Latham & Watkins, LLP
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