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Litigating Pollution Events: Regulatory and Tort Aspects of Groundwater Contamination

May 8, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Seminar Faculty & Topics

Groundwater Contamination – State of Things in Wisconsin
Elizabeth Wheeler and Katie Neloka, Clean Wisconsin, Madison

Panel Discussion on the Intersection of Tort and Regulatory Law:
Groundwater Contamination Incident

James A. Olson, Lawton & Cates, S.C. Madison
Cynthia R. Hirsch, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison
John Jansen, P.G., Ph.D. (Hydrogeologist),
Leggette, Brashears and Graham, West Bend

Tort Remedies
David S. Blinka, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Madison

 Regulatory Remedies/ Right to Farm
Christa Westerberg, McGillivray Westerberg & Bender, Madison

Pollution Coverage Issues
Susan R. Tyndall, Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. Milwaukee

Permitting Actions in Groundwater Contamination Cases
Sarah C. Williams, Midwest Environmental Advocates, Madison

Discussion of Environmental Law Committee

The Mission of the Wisconsin Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system – one that ensures justice for all, not just a privileged few.  The Association supports the work of attorneys to ensure any person harmed due to work place injury or injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can have a fair day in court, even when taking on the most powerful interests. The Association strives to achieve and maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and competency while educating and training in the art of advocacy.  The Association and its members are dedicated to benefiting communities across Wisconsin through local events and charitable giving.

Clean Wisconsin is a nonprofit environmental organization that advocates on behalf of its over 25,000 members for clean air, clean water, and clean energy. Formed in 1970 as Wisconsin’s Environmental Decade, Clean Wisconsin works to hold polluters accountable, in  state agencies and the courts.  For over 45 years, Clean Wisconsin has led the fight to enact state policies such as the mercury reduction law, the Great Lakes Compact, Wisconsin’s recycling law, groundwater protections, and creating the Focus on Energy program, among many other policies that help protect Wisconsin’s natural resources. Clean Wisconsin relies on its staff of scientists, attorneys, lobbyists, and communications experts to support its policy and legal work, ensuring that this work is based on sound evidence and thoughtful strategy.


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