This program will provide attorneys whose practices focus on litigating toxic tort and environmental claims with the most current information and strategies related to these fields. Experienced practitioners will examine key areas of interest, including recent court decisions and legislation, proven case management and trial techniques, and specific issues related to mold contamination and other toxic substance cases. Attendees of this highly informative program will leave with the understanding and practical information they need to more effectively and confidently assist their clients on a daily basis.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Preparing the expert witness
- Cross-examining the expert witness
- Medical monitoring
- Statutes of limitations
- Administrative litigation before the Regional Water Quality Control Board and procedures for challenging board action
- State and federal mold-related legislation
- Recent case law
- An overview of medical issues related to mold exposure
- Challenging experts
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. Overview Of Medical And Scientific Issues In Toxic Tort And
Environmental Litigation (Including Medical Monitoring)
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
II. Working With Experts Preparing The Expert, Cross-Examining The
Expert, And Challenging Expert Testimony
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
III. Administrative Litigation Part 1: RWQCB, Jurisdiction,
Enforcement, Penalties, Procedures
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
IV. Administrative Litigation Part 2: Appeals To State Board, Writs To
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
V. Defenses, Including Statutes Of Limitations
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
VI. Recent Developments In Legislation
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
VII. Recent Developments In Case Law
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. Question And Answer Session