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Upcoming ABA Webinar: Oil Spill In the Gulf

By Tanya Roth, Esq. | Last updated on

On July 21, a timely webinar will be broadcast by the American Bar Association. Courtesy of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, experts in mass torts, government, the insurance industry and environmental law will discuss the legal ramifications of what has been called the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history: the BP oil spill.

The webcast, entitled "Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: The Legal Fallout," will take place on July 21 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., (CT), or beginning at 12:00 p.m. noon (EST). The experts will address the legal framework of the spill, clean-up and resulting litigation, including: the Oil Pollution Act and the application of other laws; the role of the federal and state governments in regulating oil drilling and coordinating responses; the claims process; disaster response; insurance liability; pending and potential litigation, including civil remedies and economic damages; and insurance coverage and exclusions.

The panel of nationally recognized lawyers, government officials and insurance industry executives who will be addressing the issues will include: James Kosch, Newark, N.J.; Raymond Papperman, Cherry Hill, N.J.; Timothy Bergere, Philadelphia; Vincent Foley, New York and Allan Kanner, New Orleans.

The ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section has about 30,000 members and 32 general committees that focus on substantive and procedural matters in areas across the broad spectrum of civil law and practice. For more information about the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section visit the TIPS website at

For more information on the webcast or to register, click here.

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