Bulletproofing Your Company (and yourself) Against Legal Liability For Contaminated Land

Please join me at this month’s Toronto Business Lawyers’ Association breakfast where I will be speaking on the topic Bulletproofing Your Company (and yourself) Against Legal Liability For Contaminated Land.

The event takes place on May 16, 2019 at 8:30 am in the “Grotto” Room of Marché Restaurant (the street level), Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3.

Please RSVP to TBLA’s sponsor, Bax Securities Law at: bhendrickson@baxsecuritieslaw.com

There is no fee to attend but you will have to buy your own breakfast! I look forward to seeing you there.

The costs of cleanup of contaminated land can run into millions, and liability can arise whether or not the company was at fault.

This talk will discuss the exposure of companies, their directors and officer to liability for contaminated land and some risk management strategies and will cover the following topics;

  • Liability to neighbours if your land is contaminated
    • Who can sue?
    • How long do they have to sue?
    • Does it matter that you did not cause the contamination?
  • Government enforcement if your land is contaminated
    • What action can a regulatory enforcement agency take?
    • Orders
    • Prosecution
    • Does it matter that  you did not cause the contamination?
  • Caveat Director – Directors and Officer liability for corporate contaminated land
  • Legal Privilege as a shield from disclosure
  • Risk Management Strategies

Manning Environmental Law is a Canadian law firm based in Toronto, Ontario. Our practice is focussed on environmental law, energy law and aboriginal law. 

Paul Manning is a certified specialist in environmental law. He has been named as one of the World’s Leading Environmental Lawyers and one of the World’s Leading Climate Change Lawyers by Who’s Who Legal.

As always, these posts  are provided only as a general guide and are not legal advice. If you do have any issue that requires legal advice please get in touch. Our contact details can be found here

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