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Drinking water is one of the most important resources in the world. Unfortunately, water supplies can become contaminated from sources such as gas stations, dry cleaners, factories, refineries, and other industrial operations.
In this program, attorney Stuart Lieberman discusses the impact of contaminated water and how to properly litigate a drinking water claim. Mr. Lieberman begins the presentation by exploring different contamination causes. Next, he discusses how to identify initial complaints and emergent responses. From there, Mr. Lieberman breaks down different causes of action and how they can be utilized in each case. Finally, Mr. Lieberman explains the different sort of damages available and how to maximize your client’s return.
I. Recognize causes for water contamination
II. Identify emergent responses
III. Understand different causes of action
IV. Prosecute a water litigation case
Mr. Lieberman is a founding member of the firm Lieberman & Blecher. He is a former Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey who was assigned to the Environmental Protection Section. Mr. Lieberman was also a partner in a New Jersey law firm that was extensively engaged in the practice of environmental law.
Stuart J. Lieberman is a co-author of New Jersey Brownfields Practice, a book that describes legal aspects relating to the sale of contaminated properties in New Jersey. A frequent lecturer on environmental subjects and a weekly syndicated columnist, he has represented many municipalities, businesses and individuals in regulatory and land use matters as well as litigation in these areas. In addition, Mr. Lieberman has worked heavily in the area of regulatory takings and groundwater contamination.
Mr. Lieberman represents clients in environmental matters, defective product and fraudulent claims, land use and general litigation.
Mr. Lieberman is a member of the Mercer County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association, where he serves on the Board of Consultors for the Real Property Section.
He has successfully litigated many cases in New Jersey state and federal courts, and has prevailed in two New Jersey Supreme Court cases. The most recent case, Raleigh Avenue Beach Association v. Atlantis Beach Club, was a landmark decision regarding beach access in the State of New Jersey.
In addition, Mr. Lieberman and Lieberman & Blecher, P.C. are counsel to the Passaic River Coalition, an organization committed to protecting valuable water resources in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Lieberman is also counsel to the Coalition for Health and Public Safety, a public charter composed of several municipalities in northern Bergen County who have organized to address public health and safety threats in the area. Most recently, Mr. Lieberman became a member of an ASTM International sub-committee and is lending his environmental legal experience to that organization as it develops a standard for qualification as an expert environmental forensic scientist in civil and criminal litigation.