Prof. Coplan comments on legal liability stemming from WV chemical spill

With the recent chemical spill in West Virginia that made the water unusable for five days and interrupted business activity across the area, speculation has begun about what legal action might follow.

Law 360 spoke with Professor Karl Coplan, co-director of the Environmental Litigation Clinic, who shared his expectations. While estimating that total damages could reach “nine figures,” Professor Coplan also addressed who might be held legally liable.

“I would think there is certainly a good deal of blame that belongs with the regulators, but liability does not always follow blame,” he is quoted as saying.

To read the full article, which includes additional observations from Professor Coplan, click here.

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