Brockman Discusses Environmental Claims and Coverage Issues Arising from United States Agricultural Feeding Operations

November 2, 2017

Los Angeles Partner Elizabeth M. Brockman will be a speaker at the CLM Southeast Conference to be held on November 2-3, 2017, in Atlanta.

In a session entitled, "Environmental Claims and Coverage Issues Arising from United States Agricultural Feeding Operations," four eminently qualified speakers will discuss a variety of issues relating to the growing number of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in the United States.

Elizabeth's presentation will focus on the numerous insurance coverage issues that arise from claims made against CAFOs, including whether foul odors and nutrient runoff present valid bodily injury or property damage claims. She will also address the extent to which traditional pollution exclusion clauses bar such claims.

Joining Elizabeth on the panel to discuss issues including pollution, private-party litigation, nuisance claims, statutes, and best practices, are Bryna Misura (Partner, CMBG3), Alborz Wozniak (Principal Environmental Consultant, Veritas), and Suzanne Karapashev (Claims Analyst, Westfield).

For more information on the CLM Southeast Conference, or to register please visit the event page.

A Partner in Selman Breitman's Los Angeles office, Elizabeth has more than 20 years' experience handling environmental and toxic tort coverage matters. A member of the Insurance and Toxic Tort practice groups, she is co-chair of the firm's Cyber Law practice, and also enjoys a robust Fidelity practice. Elizabeth is often asked to provide guidance to insurance companies on California-specific matters, including cumis counsel and conflict issues.