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Status and Future of Lead Paint Toxic Tort Litigation Topic of April 23 Symposium

April 01, 2010 – 

The Rutgers Law Record at Rutgers School of Law–Newark will hold a symposium on “Lead Paint Poisoning and the Law” from 8:30 am to 5 pm on Friday, April 23, 2010. Practitioners who work in toxic tort litigation and those looking to expand their practice will hear panelists discuss the successes and failures that policy makers, attorneys, and municipalities have faced through litigation and legislation, as well as new strategies, aimed at redressing this problem.

The symposium is open to the public but pre-registration is required. The cost of attendance for those not seeking continuing legal education (CLE) credit is $15; for those seeking CLE credit, the cost is $50.

What:  “Lead Paint Poisoning and the Law” symposium sponsored by the Rutgers Law Record 
Who:  LEAD POISONING PROBLEMS
Jay S. Schneider, Ph.D., professor, Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Jefferson Medical College

LEAD PAINT LEGISLATION
Veronica D’Alessandro, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
Crystal Motlasz, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Joseph Pargola, New Jersey Office of the Child Advocate
Meghan Tierney, EPA Region 2

LEAD PAINT LITIGATION  
Barry Sugarman, Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer PA
Ronald Chen, vice dean, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, and former New Jersey Public Advocate
Robin Dahlberg, American Civil Liberties Union
Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Motley Rice LLC

BREAK-OUT SESSION
Participants have an opportunity to take part in one of a number of break-out sessions designed around the attendees’ area of interest. Some possibilities include: Litigation Strategies, Causation Issues, Remediation of Lead Paint, and Damages: Lead Poisoning Personal Injury Actions. 
When:  8:30 am – 5 pm, Friday, April 23, 2010 
Where:  Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers School of Law–Newark