Environmental and Toxic Tort Lawsuits From the Plaintiff's Perspective

Production Date: February 19, 2016 Practice Areas: Environmental Law, Litigation, and Public Interest Law Estimated Length: 3756 minutes


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As science progresses, we are learning more and more about the kinds of exposures that make people ill, the necessary dose in each instance, and the length of exposure that will cause harm. Turn on the TV,  and whether it’s lead in a city’s drinking water, benzene from a local factory, or gas tanks with holes in them, the problem is increasingly recognized and legal responses are more necessary now than ever before. This program provides an overview of toxic tort litigation from a plaintiff’s perspective. We review cases that have been litigated, causes of action available, statute of limitations concerns, and the real big issue: causation. 


Learning Objectives: 

I.     Identify cases that are trial-worthy: factors to be considered, questions that need to be asked, and financial considerations that must never be ignored. 

II.    Master the client interview: recognizing the sensitivities that surround the interview, what the lawyer needs to say during the first meeting, and what the lawyer needs to learn from the first meeting

III.   Draft the complaint: notice pleading v. specificity, intentional acts v. negligence, strict liability v. negligence based standards

IV.   Understand the role of experts: which experts, what subjects, and what constitutes the perfect expert in toxic tort litigation

V.    Plan for discovery, a result oriented pathway in a long process: what the plaintiff's lawyer can do to keep the case on track

VI.   Comprehend damages:  what does the client require to be made whole?

arthur s.
renton, WA

the best presenter I have seen so far. He was good.

Rhonda R.
Memphis, TN

Mr. Lieberman is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable speaker.

Adrienne L.
Corte madera, CA

Informative, comprehensive, understandable, and a great and interesting presenter. Environmental litigation from A to Z in one hour. Brilliant!

Russ R.
Brighton, CO


Samuel C.
Boulder, CO


Daniel J.
Kent, WA

Great course, well taught, even enjoyable!

Merrick W.
Houston, TX

Entertaining speaker. A lot to absorb in a short time, but a good overview.

Lisa O.
Quincy, IL

Excellent presentation - very informative - I would highly recommend this

Eric S.
Boulder, CO


Frank A.
Tucson, AZ

materials were laid out in a very logical and efficient manner

Zachary M.
Melville, NY

Strap on your seatbelts and listen to Mr. Lieberman whether you do this type of litigation or not. If nothing else you will be reminded what it means to "love The Law" and that is quite enough.

Andrew P.
Lawndale, CA

Great speaker Wonderful personality Interesting material

William L S.
Dallas, TX

Excellent and entertaining!

James B.
Edmonds, WA

One of the better Lawline speakers.

Karen B.
Orangevale, CA

What a joy and edification. Thank you to this Attorney who knows how to teach and keep the listener's attention by always addressing why this is relevant to me. Happy New Year. Thanks for sharing your secrets, too!

Sally B.
Longmont, CO

Would love to handle contribution lawsuit as the speaker made them sound very impactful

Tonya Y.
Westminster, CO

Excellent litigation practice tips were provided.

Ruth G.
Atlanta, GA

Fantastic teacher. Also very entertaining! Have him speak again. I've practiced law for a long time. He's the best.

Kathryn S.
San Francisco, CA

this guy was great.

Ellis W.
Hillsboro, OR

Great delivery. Very entertaining and informative

Kathryn H.
Charlotte, NC

Thank you! This was one of the most informative and easy to follow CLEs that I have ever completed.

benjamin a.
New York, NY

he was really really good

Julie A. B.
Hiles, WI

Good practice tips.

Nancy H.
Fallbrook, CA

Very engaging presentation.

Lisa Y.
Los Angeles, CA

great speaker!

Jeffrey L.
East Amherst, NY


Joan F.
Glens Falls, NY

Good practical advice

Peter O.
Boulder, CO

Very Good!

Erin B.
Trumbull, CT

Wonderful speaker, made the topic very interesting.

Loren P.
Wayne, NJ

It is an excellent basic class on environmental and toxic tort litigation.

omar e.
Chicago, IL

Mr. Lieberman has a great grasp of the subject matter and presents it in a compelling manner.

William K.
Charlevoix, MI

good, cursory overview, but not for experienced practitioners

Alexander C.

Very interesting lecture. Well presented. Thank you

Lee H.
Arlinghton heights, IL

Excellent discussion of the practical and common sense requirements for taking and filing an environmental case!!!

Henry H.
Evanston, IL

Good practical advise.

Constantine G.
Tuckahoe, NY

Outstanding speaker.

mark m.
Hawley, PA

Great peppy pace covered a lot of ground very well !!

Melvin K.
Miami Beach, FL

excellent instructor

james c.
Jersey City, NJ

Great points on a tough subject

Erin L.
Sugar Land, TX

I appreciate all of the practical tips! Really knows his stuff.

Michael W.
New York, NY

Great course

Phyllis C.
new suffolk, NY

Brilliant, focused, comprehensive, savvy, useful.

Spencer P.
Mobile, AL

The presenter was outstanding.

Kiman L.
Bainbridge Island, WA

I would watch anything this guy puts out. He is super entertaining and comprehensive in his overview.

Charles B.
Greenville, NC

Stuart Lieberman was incredible! This was one of the best courses I have taken.

Randall S.
San Diego, CA

he was fantastic