Contractor/Developer Liability for Chinese Drywall

Join us for a Webinar on September 1st

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Our society is facing one of its greatest challenges in dealing with the host of issues created by allegedly defective Chinese Drywall in legislative, regulatory and judicial forums. Many have already likened the impending controversies to the monumental asbestos crisis. Since 2006, more than 550 million pounds of drywall have been imported to the U.S. from China and could have been used throughout the United States in hundreds of thousands of recently built or renovated homes. Drywall from China arrived at ports around the country, including Los Angeles, California. In this context, we are pleased to invite you to attend a webinar providing up-to-date information on the intriguing and controversial issue of Chinese drywalls. This webinar will address key issues including determining who is at risk, legal options in order to recover costs and damages, preventing future liabilities, understanding the environmental and health issues, and learning about the cutting-edge scientific tools that should be used to investigate the matter and identify responsible parties.

Title: Contractor/Developer Liability for Chinese Drywall

Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

CA Attorneys: Approved for 1 hour of General MCLE Credit

About the Presenters:

Mr. Jeffery L. Caufield is a partner in the law firm Caufield & James LLP, which specializes in environmental litigation and regulatory matters. Mr. Caufield has authored numerous publications and articles on environmental issues and is a frequent speaker at national and international environmental conferences. He has a undergraduate degree in environmental studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has assisted in laboratory research in the remediation of soil and groundwater contaminants. Mr. Caufield also clerked for the United States Department of Interior, Regional Solicitors Office and the California Department of Fish and Game, Legal Advisor's Office. Mr. Caufield has represented a wide range of clients.

Dr. Ioana Petrisor is a senior environmental biochemist with Haley & Aldrich, Inc. (an environmental consulting Company) and the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Forensics Journal. She is an experienced scientist specializing in environmental forensics. In this quality, Dr. Petrisor routinely employs cutting-edge scientific techniques (fingerprinting methods) to investigate the source and age of environmental contamination and help clients recover remedial costs from responsible parties and insurance agencies. Dr. Petrisor has experience in both Academia and Industry, and has been the recipient of several U.S. Department of Energy research grants. She has a vast publication record of more than 70 scientific articles, 17 editorials, 4 book chapters and one invention patent. She has recently written comprehensive review articles on "Tracking Chlorinated Solvents in the Environment" and Defective Chinese Drywall. Copies will be available to interested webinar participants.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer