Environmental Law Posts, from members of Post & Schell’s Environmental Group, are intended to provide current updates and analysis of judicial opinions, emerging regulatory issues, and potential risks and liabilities in environmental law.
In these trying times, offering our clients the support they need is of the utmost importance to the Environmental Group at Post & Schell. The past few weeks have left us all navigating uncharted waters, taking each day as it comes, and facing and addressing new and previously unheard of challenges.
Recent Case Offers Five Lessons for Corporate Managers on Avoiding Personal Liability for Environmental Violations
Few topics cause as much discomfort for corporate managers as the question of whether they can be held personally liable for environmental violations committed by the companies they manage. When a manager commits an affirmative, unlawful act, the case is fairly clear. But what about when the violation results from a manager's failure to act? Recently, in Schlafke v. DEP, the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board addressed just that question, providing five lessons for managers.
Post & Schell Advises National Real Estate Client on Cleanup, Redevelopment, and Sale of Historic Former Industrial Complex in Northern New Jersey
Environmental Practice Group Principal Paul M. Schmidt recently assisted a client with the cleanup, redevelopment, and sale of a historic, 10-acre former industrial complex in northern New Jersey that began operations in the 19th Century.Â Mr. Schmidt counseled the client on the remediation of two dozen areas of contamination, and on the demolition, reuse, and disposal of several large contaminated buildings.