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Judi Durda to Serve on Panel at DRI Toxic Tort Seminar

Judi DurdaEcological injury claims are lawsuits in which a plaintiff alleges that ecological impacts to soil, water, flora, or fauna resulted from chemical exposure.  These claims are increasing in frequency, and can be difficult and costly to defend.  Integral Consulting Inc. (Integral) Vice President Judi Durda will provide guidance on strategies and describe the latest scientific developments related to ecological injury claims at the 2017 Defense Research Institute (DRI) Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar.  This year’s program, held on March 23–24 in New Orleans, will present critical information on toxic tort and litigation issues.

Ms. Durda will participate in a panel discussion titled “When the ‘Exposed’ Are Bugs and Bunnies: Defending Ecosystem Damage Claims” on Friday, March 24 at 12:20 p.m.  The panel will discuss ecological injury claims, both in toxic tort litigation and natural resource damage assessments, and will feature legal, scientific, and corporate viewpoints and experience.

A toxicologist and ecologist with more than 25 years of experience, Ms. Durda specializes in risk assessment, toxicological evaluations, forensics analysis, and regulatory compliance support under a variety of federal and state regulatory programs and in related litigation.  She has conducted risk and damage assessments and designed monitoring programs at more than 100 waste sites in the United States and abroad.  A hallmark of her work has been the development of site assessment strategies that support cost-effective remedial solutions and consideration of all anticipated liabilities (e.g., natural resource damages).

DRI is an international membership organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel.  The organization offers its members seminars, webcasts, and legal resources, and is also a provider of continuing legal education.  For more information about DRI, visit

Integral toxicologists conduct research and evaluations to provide strong technical foundations for setting claims and avoiding litigation in toxic tort cases.  For more information about Integral’s toxic tort experience and related capabilities, contact Ms. Durda at

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