Defense of the world's largest pork producer and processor in a claim for private temporary nuisance arising from large swine confined animal feeding operation, alleging numerous personal and emotional injuries, as well as damage to property, livestock and water quality. Defense verdict.
Representation of multiple defendants including one of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States in a high-profile nuisance suit in federal district court in Mississippi asserting that the defendants’ air emissions are contributing to global warming.
Representation of a large American energy company in a putative class action filed by lawyers representing a proposed class of 1,500 residents. The complaint asserted claims for nuisance, trespass, and negligence based on emissions from an electric power generation facility notwithstanding our client’s compliance with its Clean Air Act permit. We initially won a motion to dismiss all claims, and after that was reversed on appeal we briefed and won a motion to strike the class allegations. Ultimately, the plaintiffs withdrew their claims and the client paid nothing, in what amounted to a complete victory.
Effective defense of global science company in high-profile public nuisance litigation in Ohio state court relating to the historic manufacture and sale of lead-based paints. Resulted in trial court granting defendants' motion to dismiss and dismissing case.
Effective defense of global science company in high-profile public nuisance litigation in New Jersey state court relating to the historic manufacture and sale of lead-based paints. Resulted in New Jersey Supreme Court reversing trial court decision and ordering trial court to dismiss.