Defended Publicly Traded Company in Cleanup of VOCs, Lead
Represented publicly traded company performing environmental cleanup of VOCs and lead under the Unilateral Administrative Order at a wildlife refugee in Illinois that was a WWII ordnance plant.
No Negligence in MSHA Mine Fatality
Persuaded MSHA to make a determination of no negligence in a mine fatality in which the employee was struck by equipment being hoisted.
Multimillion-Dollar Settlement for Publicly Traded Railroad Facing Environmental Claims
Obtained multimillion-dollar settlement for a publicly traded railroad in environmental claims involving diesel fuel and PCB spills, and numerous signal battery disposal sites against predecessor in interest.
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.
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.
No Willful Violations for Publicly Traded Company
Defended publicly traded company in a two-week OSHA evidentiary hearing involving multiple alleged willful violations at a meat plant. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Administrative Law Judge determined there were no willful violations.
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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