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  • Successful Development
    Advised regarding development and leasing of office and industrial buildings.
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff alleged he sustained lung cancer from exposure to asbestos and asbestos containing products while serving in the U.S. Navy and at various employment locations. Plaintiff dismissed P&S client for a mutual waiver of costs after P&S filed a summary judgment motion.
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff alleged that he sustained asbestosis from exposure to asbestos and asbestos containing products while serving as an engineer in the U.S. Navy. Plaintiff dismissed P&S client for a mutual waiver of costs.
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiffs allege their decedent sustained acute myelogenous leukemia as a result of occupational exposures to benzene during the course of his employment as a machine operator in a metal foundry. P&S represented manufacturer of lubricant. Plaintiffs dismissed P&S for waiver of costs.
  • Obtained Favorable Ruling
    Plaintiffs contend that their decedent developed heart disease, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease as a result of occupational exposure to chemicals while working as a laborer between 1973 and 1985. P&S represented a manufacturer of a process oil that is typically used in the rubber, paper, and chemical industries. The trial a motion for judgment on the pleadings filed by P&S on behalf of the client.
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff alleged that she sustained pulmonary problems as a result of exposures to diacetyl and other compounds used in natural and artificial butter flavorings for popcorn. Plaintiff dismissed, without prejudice, two P&S clients because plaintiffs had an identical action pending in federal district court in Iowa, and were doing nothing more than forum shopping.
     
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff contended that he developed Small Cell Lymphocytic Lymphoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia as a result of occupational exposure to benzene while working at a silk screening facility between 1991 and 2000. Plaintiff dismissed P&S Client, a retailer of paint thinner, lacquer thinner and acetone, for waiver of costs.
     
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiffs claimed that their decedent contracted mesothelioma as a result of occupational to asbestos-containing products while employed as an insulator in Northern California between 1955 and 2008. Plaintiffs dismissed P&S Client, a manufacturer of fibrous adhesive, for a mutual waiver of costs.
     
  • Successful Defense
    Member of team that negotiated a nominal settlement of claims against an exterior weather vapor barrier coating manufacturer in a $20M suit arising from allegations of defective construction of a large regional call center.
    Defended large scale residential and multi-unit condominium complex developers against claims of defective construction, misrepresentations in the sale process, and fraud brought by hundreds of tenants, homeowners and homeowners' associations.
  • Ward v. Fotokem
    Obtained summary judgment on behalf general contractor in action where plaintiff allegedly developed restrictive airways disease as a result of sewer gas originating from the plumbing system of a building. (Ward v. Fotokem (Los Angeles County Case No. EC038129).)
  • Reduced Monies Owed
    Plaintiffs contend that 62-year-old decedent sustained myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) as a result of exposures to benzene during his 34-year employment as a truck mechanic. Plaintiffs settled with P&S Client, a manufacturer of thinner and paint products, for a de minimis amount.
     
  • Successful Defense

    Represented many manufacturers and property owners in matters involving alleged releases of hazardous materials to air, soil and groundwater including: 

    • Negotiations with governmental enforcement agencies regarding information requests and clean-up and abatement orders;
    • Defense of actions initiated by public entities including the USEPA, Regional Water Quality Control Boards and private parties under CERCLA, RCRA and various state claims;
    • Prosecution of claims for equitable indemnification and contribution against parties responsible for contamination;
    • Activities related to purchase and sale agreements involving environmental representations and warranties;
    • Due diligence involved in the sale and purchase of real property.