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Joseph S. Simpson, Attorney with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation: Trends & Strategies for 2017

New York, NY, October 12, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Joseph S. Simpson, Attorney with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation: Trends & Strategies for 2017 & Beyond.” This event is scheduled for November 7, 2017 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Joseph S. Simpson

Joseph S. Simpson has extensive experience in environmental law, including litigation and regulatory counseling regarding environmental matters relating to air, water, solid and hazardous waste, pesticides, underground storage tanks and environmental indemnity. Additionally, he has extensive experience in personal injury, toxic tort, commercial and civil rights litigation. Joe has represented Fortune 500 clients concerning compliance in CERCLA/Superfund, RCRA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, FIFRA, TSCA and other matters. In recent years he has served as counsel for a major petroleum company in litigation challenging the company's Clean Air Act permits for multi-billion dollar refinery expansion project. Joe also served as part of a team that successfully defended a major petroleum company in multi-million dollar litigation related to environmental representations and warranties pertaining to sale of a chemical plant. He is experienced in class action litigation, having defended a major oil refining company in a putative air pollution class action, defeating a motion for class certification and obtaining partial summary judgment and dismissal of claims. In the past, Joe has managed the nationwide CERCLA/Superfund litigation and administrative matters for major paper company. Joe also has extensive experience in environmental indemnity litigation. He has represented clients in the automotive, petroleum, rubber, glass, steel, utility, paper, agribusiness and household fixture industries.

About Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service business law firm with more than 245 lawyers, 60 paralegals and 500 employees in its five offices located in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina.


Along with the advancement in corporate industry is the increased in the number of dangerous and toxic substances in the environment, hence, intensifying toxic tort class action claims involving environmental and chemical exposures over the past few decades. While the courts already issued several key rulings on the litigation of toxic tort class claims, trends in toxic tort and environmental litigation are continuously evolving. Aside from the arduous task of tracing the source of the chemical or substance that caused or may have caused the injury, financial damages can reach up to millions of dollars.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and experienced toxic tort and environmental litigators assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of bringing or defending against toxic tort class claims and as they delve into an in-depth analysis of the current trends and recent court rulings involving toxic tort class litigation. Speakers will also provide the audience with practical strategies in bringing out the best in these lawsuits in a rapidly evolving legal climate.

Some of the major key topics will include:

• The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) – An Overview
• Environmental Compliance & Transactions
• Class Actions Involving Toxic Torts – Recent Court Rulings and Litigations
• Discovery and Preparing Evidence
• Document Management
• The Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule Requirements
• Import and Export Requirements under TSCA
• Liability, Violations and Penalties
• Recent Developments

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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