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Dr. Lorne Everett Presentation to the Legal Professionals Association: Environmental Litigation Takes Dramatic Shift Driven by Human Health Vapor Intrusion Liability

Dr. Lorne Everett Presentation to the Legal Professionals Association: Environmental Litigation Takes Dramatic Shift Driven by Human Health Vapor Intrusion Liability
By Everett & Associates on Dec 09, 2015 at 09:09 AM in Environmental Litigation

Environmental Litigation Takes Dramatic Shift Driven by Human Health Vapor Intrusion Liability. The presentation was given in the Hill Carrillo Adobe in Santa Barbara on October 21, 2015. The lecture covered the emergence of class action suits involving vapor intrusion sites in the United States. Costs of soil and groundwater site cleanup were compared with long term liability caused by volatile site contamination entering homes and office buildings causing human health risks and potential explosions. The presentation was approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit required of attorneys.

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Congratulations to Dr. Petrisor on her new book: Environmental Forensics Fundamentals - A Practical Guide

Congratulations to Dr. Petrisor on her new book: Environmental Forensics Fundamentals - A Practical Guide
By Everett & Associates on Jul 28, 2014 at 12:27 PM in Environmental Litigation

L. Everett & Associates (LEA) is pleased to note a wonderful new book from our friend and colleague, Ioana Petrisor, PhD. The book, titled, Environmental Forensics Fundamentals: A Practical Guide, is published by CRC Press and is available here: (http://www.amazon.com/Environmental-Forensics-Fundamentals-Practical-Guide/dp/1466571586). The role of environmental forensics is to identify and prevent environmental pollution. Dr. Petrisor serves as the Editor-In-Chief for the peer-reviewed Environmental Forensics Journal published by Taylor & Francis. In the new book, Dr. Petrisor provides an extensive review of environmental forensics techniques that will be valuable to the experienced practitioner as well as readers just getting started in this important specialty of environmental science. Dr. Petrisorís new book also provides attorneys with a single, comprehensive guide summarizing the techniques that are available to solve the types of technical questions that arise in environmental litigation. LEA was pleased to contribute to this new work, including the Foreword by LEA Chief Scientist, Lorne Everett, PhD, DSc and illustrations by LEAís Principle Engineer, Jorge Matos, P.E.

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Introduction by Dr. Lorne Everett

By Everett & Associates on May 24, 2013 at 03:53 PM in Environmental Litigation

Dr. Lorne Everett, PhD, DSc, is CEO of L. Everett & Associates (LEA). LEA is an environmental litigation support and consulting firm. In this video Dr. Everett introduces the firm and speaks about emergent concerns related to vapor intrusion (VI). VI generally occurs when there is a migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated groundwater or soil into an overlying building. LEA is intimately involved in the development of national standards by ASTM International, and Dr. Everett chairs the committee that is currently developing the standards.

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Jim Wells on Faculty of Environmental Litigation Conference

By Everett & Associates on Apr 30, 2013 at 09:47 AM in Environmental Litigation, LEA Announcements

Jim Wells, Phd, PG of L. Everett & Associates has been invited to serve on the faculty of the 38th Annual American Law Institute Environmental Litigation Seminar in Washington D.C. on June 12-14, 2013 and to speak on the topic of environmental forensics. This advanced CLE seminar is designed to assist attorneys in mastering litigation skills needed to handle CERCLA, NEPA, citizen suits, and other types of environmental litigation.

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