Sale of Superfund Site
Counseled a mining company through the rare sale of a federal Superfund site, an 1,800-acre former cobalt mine. This included securing a collateralized walk-away indemnity for the client, handling the real estate components and assisting with the relationship with another responsible party for the cleanup during the transaction.
Secured Withdrawal of OSHA Citations for Manufacturing Client
Defended company that received two willful citations under OSHA lead standard when manufacturing with leaded brass. OSHA withdrew both willful citations.
Secured Withdrawal of OSHA Citations Relating to Hexavalent Chrome Standard
Defended company that received 14 citations under OSHA's hexavalent chrome standard, including alleged exceedance of PEL. OSHA withdrew 12 of 14 citations.
Citations Vacated for Client in OSHA Evidentiary Hearing
Defended company in OSHA evidentiary hearing in which company asserted that installation of wood trusses constituted steel erection. Administrative Law Judge agreed and vacated the citations.
Successfully Defended Used Oil Recycler Following Alleged Sale of Contaminated Oil
Defended used oil recycler in sale of alleged contaminated oil to customer. Jury awarded recycler all costs for unpaid shipments of oil, and awarded $3,000 to customer after four-day trial.
Successfully Defended Contractor in Arbitration Against Seven-Figure Claim
Defended general contractor in seven-figure claim brought by an asbestos contractor in arbitration. Arbitrator’s award to asbestos contractor was five percent of the amount sought and was less than the general contractor had offered in settlement.
Defended Client in Waste Regulation Action Affirmed on Appeal
Defended client in an action against the Missouri Air Conservation Commission. The judge invalidated Missouri medical waste, industrial waste and sewage sludge incinerator regulations in the first of the “no stricter than” cases brought under the Missouri Clean Air Act. The decision was affirmed on appeal by the Missouri Court of Appeals.
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