Tickets are now available for purchase for the Surrey Women in Business Awards Lunch, featuring icon Erin Brockovich. This special pre-sale opportunity is available exclusively to Surrey Board of Trade Members in advance of the public release next week.
Speaking Topic: Overcoming Adversity
About the Speaker:
It’s been over 15 years since Julia Roberts starred in the Oscar-winning tour de force, Erin Brockovich. The film turned an unknown legal researcher into a 20th century icon by showcasing how her dogged persistence was the impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history.
After being seriously injured in a traffic accident, Erin hired Masry & Vititoe to represent her. They won a small settlement, but she still needed work, so she got a job at the law firm as a file clerk. It was while organizing papers on a pro bono real estate case that Erin first found medical records that would explode into the largest direct-action lawsuit in US history.
Erin’s exhaustive investigation uncovered that Pacific Gas & Electric had been poisoning the small town of Hinkley’s Water for over 30 years. It was because of Erin’s unwavering tenacity that PG&E had now been exposed for leaking toxic Chromium 6 into the ground water. This poison affected the health of the population of Hinkley. In 1996, as a result of the largest direct-action lawsuit of its kind, spearheaded by Erin and Ed Masry, the utility giant was forced to pay out the largest toxic tort injury settlement in US history: $333 million in damages to more than 600 Hinkley residents.
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104 Avenue, Surrey)
Member Admission: $135 each or $1,500 table of 11
Seats are extremely limited. Register online at businessinsurrey.com or by calling 604-581-7130.
Ticket Policy: No cancellations. Tickets are non-refundable.
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