As the world anxiously watches the nuclear crisis unfold in Japan, there are growing concerns about the safety of nuclear power plants right here in the United States. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Attorney Martin G. Malsch, a partner with Egan, Fitzpatrick, Malsch & Lawrence, PLLC and Geoffrey H. Fettus, a senior project attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC’s) nuclear program, to discuss the aftermath of the nuclear crisis in Japan and the safety of nuclear plants here in the States. Marty and Geoff question if American plants are safe, who would be held legally responsible in case of a nuclear accident in America and how this recent disaster has affected the environment. Later in the program, Bob and Craig visit the great debate over the iPhone v. Android.
Beasley Allen recently filed a lawsuit against BP and others on behalf of several cities and municipalities for losses in revenue. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Tony Robinson and guest, Attorney Jere Beasley from Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C, to take a look at the recent lawsuit and look ahead to compensation for those affected by this disastrous spill. Larry, Tony and Jere look at the spill’s impact on the economy and environment, the Oil Protection Act, how this disaster could have been prevented and the fight to get compensation for the people of the Gulf.
A long-term liability, such as a block of worker’s compensation losses, an environmental loss or construction defect, can weigh down your firm’s balance sheet. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Brian Fillion, President and Founder of Liability Transfer Corporation, to discuss liability transfer and how this process of analyzing, transferring and managing liabilities can benefit corporations and law firms.
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill is considered one of the worst environmental disasters in recent years, with gallons of oil seeping into the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. Attorney and co-host, Bob Ambrogi welcomes Attorney Rhon E. Jones, Environmental Section Head at Beasley Allen, Crow, Methvin, Ports & Miles, and P.C. and Professor Robert Force, Director of the Maritime Law Center at Tulane University Law School, to discuss the latest on this devastating spill. They look at the environmental legal issues and concerns surrounding the spill, maritime law and touch upon the launching of a criminal investigation.
Millions of gallons of oil have spewed into the Gulf since an oil rig, operated by British-Petroleum (BP), exploded and later sank off the Louisiana coast on April 20, 2010. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Daniel E. Becnel, Jr., to discuss the litigation from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They look at the kind of lawsuits that could be filed and the impact this oil spill could have on the fishing industry, tourism and ultimately the environment.
The sport of golf serves not only as a social outing for many in the legal community, but also is a way to make business connections and to network with clients on the course. But what we don’t often think about is some pesticides used on golf courses may be causing potential health and environmental hazards. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Jay Feldman, Executive Director of Beyond Pesticides, to take a look at the issues, the data and the goal to find a safer alternative for those who love the sport of golf.
Erin Brockovich began her career by taking a risk, looking into a case and ultimately helping the people of Hinkley, California who were battling medical problems due to the contamination of the water supply. From there, Erin has become a global speaker and a passionate environmental crusader. On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Erin Brockovich to offer her advice to the paralegal community. Erin will discuss the power of a paralegal and their vital role in a case, the Million Baby Crawl and her never ending fight for awareness, the truth, and a person’s right to know.
In a landmark decision in Connecticut v. American Electric Power Co. Inc., the 2nd U.S Circuit Court of Appeals sided with a group of eight states, the City of New York and various environmental groups, who had filed a public nuisance lawsuit against five of the nation’s biggest coal-burning utilities. Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Matthew F. Pawa from Law Offices of Matthew F. Pawa, P.C. and Attorney Thomas J. Heiden, partner in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins, to dissect Connecticut v. AEP, get reaction from both sides of this landmark case and how this decision will impact power companies, as well as future environmental litigation.
The environment has taken center stage in the media, politics, throughout our households and how we live. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will discuss recent legislation developments, the presence of global warming awareness and the operation of carbon credit trading dynamics. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, welcome David J. Hayes, the Global Chair of the Environment, Land & Resources Department at Latham & Watkins and Michael J. Walsh, Executive Vice President of Chicago Climate Exchange. Don’t miss out on these important issues!