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2014 ENVIRONMENTAL INSURANCE

Source Control - Environmental Cleanup and Water QualityMarch 10, 2014
World Trade Center Two
Portland, Oregon

Topics

  • Insurance Coverage for Environmental Claims
  • Oregon Environmental Cleanup Assistance Act
  • Senate Bill 814 – 2013 Oregon Legislation
  • Brownfields Property Transactions
  • Insurance Archaeology ‐ Locating Historic Insurance coverage
  • Oregon's Environmental Mediation Program
  • Negotiating Settlements with Insurance Carriers
  • Litigation!
  • Finding Solutions for Portland Harbor Superfund Site

     
8:30-9:00   Registration and Continental Breakfast
       
9:00   Welcome, Introductions and Program Overview
     
  Holly Duncan
Environmental Law Education Center

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION
9:00-9:30 Insurance Funding for Environmental Cleanups
    Overview of Applicability of Insurance Coverage to Environmental Claims in Oregon
    Oregon Environmental Cleanup Assistance Act
    Key Provisions and Practical Impacts of Senate Bill 814 (Enacted 2013)
     
 

Joan Snyder
Stoel Rives LLP

       
9:30-10:00 Role of Insurers in Environmental Claims
    Important Changes to Oregon Law from SB 814 and the Impact on Insurers
    Defenses, Duty to Defend and More
     
 

David Rossmiller
Dunn Carney Allen Higgins and Tongue LLP

       
10:00-10:30 Environmental Insurance, Brownfields Property Transactions and Strategies for Port Properties
    Accessing Insurance Assets to Pay for Environmental Contamination
    Pursuing "Zombie Corporations" and Other Strategies
     
 

David Ashton, Assistant General Counsel
Port of Portland

       

10:30-11:00 Break

 
DISCOVERING POLICIES AND NOTIFYING YOUR INSURANCE COMPANIES
11:00-11:30 Insurance Archaeology
    What is Insurance Archaeology?
    Identifying Potential Information Sources and Reconstructing Insurance Assets
     
 

Suzanna Yorgey, Vice President, Insurance Archaeology
Marsh USA Inc.

       
11:30-12:00 Oregon Environmental Cleanup Law
    Relationship Between Cleanup Law and Environmental Insurance
    Regulator's Perspective on Legacy Contamination and Insurance Archeology
    Recommendations for Coordinating Negotiations and Settlement Discussions When DEQ Is Involved
     
  Cheyenne Chapman, JD, LLM Legal Policy Analyst
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
       

12:00-1:00 Lunch (Provided)

 
MEDIATION, NEGOTIATION & LITIGATION
1:00-1:30 Mediation
    Mediation Requirements Under SB 814 and Update on Rule Development
    Oregon's Environmental Claims Mediation Program
     
  Mike Niemeyer, ADR Coordinator
Oregon Department of Justice
       
1:30-2:00 Negotiation
    Negotiating a Settlement with Insurance Carriers
    Successful Approaches to Negotiations and Case Studies
     
  Claudia Powers
Ater Wynne LLP
       
2:00-2:30 Litigation
    Update on Ongoing Environmental Insurance Coverage Litigation
    Obtaining and Fighting for Coverage for Property Damage and Environmental Claims
     
  Chris Rycewicz
Miller Nash LLP
       

2:30-3:00 Break

 
PORTLAND HARBOR SUPERFUND SITE
3:00-4:00 Significant Insurance Coverage Issues in the Portland Harbor
    Impact of Oregon Environmental Cleanup Assistance Act and SB 814 on Portland Harbor
    Tapping Into Insurance of "Dissolved" Liable Parties
    Is there a cost effective, global approach to allocating and negotiating insurance participation in funding the remedy and natural resources damages?
     
 

Moderator: Joan Snyder, Stoel Rives LLP
David Rossmiller, Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue
David Ashton, Port of Portland
Chris Rycewicz, Miller Nash LLP

 

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