J2.2 Adventures in Toxic Tort Litigation

Wednesday, 13 January 2016: 1:45 PM
Room 243 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Gale F. Hoffnagle, TRC Environmental Consultants, Windsor, CT

Examples of the use of meteorology and air quality modeling in toxic torts (law suits over exposure to chemicals coming through the air) will be presented. Situations include case where no expert is on the other side, where the expert on the other side is an engineer and where the expert on the other side is a meteorologist. Some of the pitfalls of preparing and presenting testimony are presented along with steps the profession can take to eliminate errors which can damage your testimony.
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