Register for DRI’s Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Seminar in Nashville!

Fri Dec 15th, On Firm News, by

Join Bick Law at DRI’s Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar in Music City!  Details: When: March 1-2, 2018 Where: Nashville, Tennessee Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown Deadline: Register by February 2, 2018. Any registrations after February 2nd will be processed on-site.  What You Will Learn: How to Navigate the lines between consulting and testifying experts and getting the most out of both for the lease costs. What the new Toxic […]

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Looking Back at Hurricane Harvey and the Road to Recovery Ahead

Mon Dec 11th, On Environmental Law, by

Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Port Aransas on August 25th, 2017 before turning northeast and inland, stalling over southern Texas and bringing between 40 and 61 inches of rainfall to eastern Texas and parts of Louisiana. According to a press release by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), “the Houston area experienced the largest amount of rainwater ever recorded in the continental United States from a single storm (51.88 inches). […]

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CERCLA § 113(h) Bar of Pre-Enforcement Review Applied to State Law Medical Monitoring Claims – Giovanni v. U.S. Department of the Navy

Thu Nov 16th, On Environmental Law, by

In Giovanni v. U.S. Dep’t of the Navy, 2017 U.S. Dist. Lexis 104074 (E.D. Pa. July 6, 2017), the Navy obtained a dismissal of a state law claim for medical monitoring based on the “timing of review” provisions of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act  (“CERCLA”). The plaintiffs claimed they were exposed to contaminated groundwater, suing the Navy in state court under Pennsylvania’s analog to CERCLA and common law, seeking […]

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