July 02, 2018

Parallel proceedings or piling on?

Stacey Mitchell and Amanda Kane

A major industrial incident causing substantial environmental harm. Widespread fraud leading to the evasion of the statutes or regulations designed to protect human health and the environment. A history of repeated administrative or civil violations. Any of these situations can increase the risk of parallel proceedings for your client. While parallel proceedings are an exception to the norms in environmental enforcement, to navigate them strategically on behalf of your client, you must understand the challenges that they present and the balancing acts that they involve.

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