Environmental Law and Toxic Torts

Posted on: February 12, 2014 | Posted in: Uncategorized

Craig Isenberg led an interesting discussion about low-level chemical exposure cases and the challenges inherent in presenting such complex, expert-driven cases to the courts in the Environmental Law and Toxic Torts Committee lunch meeting on Tuesday, February 11th.  Issues such as what is the standard of proof and what are Louisiana courts doing were explored.  Some courts are receptive to claims even when exposures are low and there is no present injury.  

This was the first-ever meeting of the Environmental Law and Toxic Torts Committee today.  The turnout was good as members discussed the Committee’s plans for the year. They also discussed plans for a continuing legal education program for our next lunch meeting, which we plan on having in the Spring. Craig Isenberg is chair of the Environmental Law and Toxic Torts Committee and a partner at Barrasso Usdin.