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Environmental Law/Toxic Torts


Craig R. Isenberg


Andrea M. Price



Upcoming Events:

Join us for a CLE program at the New Orleans Bar Association office on June 19 2015:

Practical and Legal Issues for Environmental Coverage Disputes

Stephen Miles, Barrasso Usdin, will discuss both practical and legal coverage issues that could be in play for a long tail environmental coverage dispute. Join us at the office to gain insight on issues such as finding ancient policies, proving property damage or an “occurrence” during the policy period, the pollution exclusion, and issues re: mitigation of  damages.


Speaker: Steven L. Miles, Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver, LLC 

Date: June 19, 2015

Time: 12 noon - 1:00 pm

Location: NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505

CLE: 1 hour of Continuing Legal Education credit (includes light lunch)

Cost: $35 - NOBA Member Discount; $55 - Non-member 

To Register:

  1. Email Abigail Domingue
  2. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453
  3. Mail payment to NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130
  4. Members can pay online by clicking here.

*Payment for the CLE is due the day of the program. Cancellations must be received two days in advance in order to receive a refund, less an administrative fee. No shows will be charged. 


Recent Events:

On February 26, 2015, Clinical Instuctor Corinne Van Dalen, who teaches at the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, talked about the work of the clinic.

On September 24th, John Baay, Gieger Laborde, and William Barousse, Gieger Laborde discussed "Legal Causation in Louisiana Toxic Tort Cases." 

On June 10th Angela Harris, a Ph.D, board-certified toxicologist led a discussion on “How Chemicals Cause Cancer – Basic Science and Biomarker Discovery.”



The Environmental Law/Toxic Torts Committee was formed in 2014. For those interested in joining please contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or email  Katie Vutera. For questions about the committee please email Craig Isenberg.