On December 8, 2008, JMBM attorneys successfully challenged an attempt by the City of Los Angeles to unlawfully impose conditions of approval on a proposed infill apartment project that was entitled to a height limit increase under SB 1818, the state density bonus law. Louise Apts. LLC v. City of Los Angeles is the first […]
Members of JMBM’s Discovery Technology Group™ were the first lawyers to author a guide to electronic records retention for BNA, a leading national publisher of information and analysis products for professionals in law, tax, business and government. The 2007 guide, Records Retention for Enterprise Knowledge Management, offers practical advice on how and why businesses should […]
Using sophisticated technology to save costs and get a big jury win The JMBM team representing Los Angeles orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gary K. Michelson won a jury trial verdict of $570 million (including $400 million in punitive damages), one of the largest in the country that year, against Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc. in a dispute […]
In Welcome Co. v. Harriett Carter Gifts Inc., 50 U.S.P.Q.2d 1132 (D.C. Cal. 1998), aff’d per curiam (Fed. Cir. 1999), the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the district judge’s grant of a preliminary injunction involving a consumer product and means plus function claims.
California Sportfishing Protection Alliance v. Mathews Readymix, LLC, Case No. 2:06-CV-0505-MCE-GGH, involved litigation challenging stormwater discharges. JMBM represents Eagle Materials Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Western Aggregates LLC, Mathews Readymix LLC, and Nevada Cement Company on a wide range of environmental matters. JMBM represents Eagle on various permitting issues relating to the Yuba Goldfields in […]
In City of Santa Clarita v. U.S. Department of Interior (2004), USDC, Case No. CV-04-1572; U.S. Court of Appeals, Case Nos. 06-55225 and 06-55960 (2006) JMBM successfully represented CEMEX in obtaining an award of attorneys’ fees against an environmental plaintiff for bad faith NEPA litigation, and the fee award was upheld on appeal by the […]
For Grammy award-winning duo Gnarls Barkley, JMBM won a disputed domain name proceeding before a three member panel of the National Arbitration Forum. JMBM’s Intellectual Property Chair Rod Berman and JMBM associate Jessica Bromall Sparkman represented the client; they were supported by paralegal Sharon Duncan.
For Candy and Candy; CPC Group (based in London, England), JMBM represented the client in land use due diligence and pursuit of project approvals for the redevelopment of the Robinsons-May Department Store in Beverly Hills for the development of a high profile 252-unit luxury condo and retail project; property purchased for $500 million.
For a property owner in Orange County: JMBM prosecuted CERCLA, RCRA and common law claims against former owners and operators of two landfill sites.
For a public property owner in Huntington Beach, California, JMBM prosecuted CERCLA, RCRA and common law claims against the lessee of a former gun range facility.