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February, 2008 Success Stories

Litigation

For the California Mining Association: JMBM achieved a high wind exemption critical to large construction projects throughout Southern California

JMBM attorneys, acting on behalf of the California Mining Association (CMA), filed suit against the South Coast Air Quality Management District challenging its adoption of a new regulation. As part of the settlement JMBM achieved for the CMA, the SCAQMD was required to amend the regulation and allow a high wind exemption critical to CMA […]

JMBM helps retailer successfully defeat application for restraining order

JMBM successfully defeated an application for a temporary restraining order sought by the Tommy Bahama Group to stop JMBM’s client, The Walking Company, from using certain trade dress in its advertising. The Walking Company is a large chain of retail stores specializing in comfort shoes.

Class Action Defense, Litigation and Motor Vehicle Group

For Volkswagen of America, Inc.: JMBM defeats class action lawsuit

JMBM prevailed in a class action lawsuit brought against its client,Volkswagen of America, Inc. The plaintiff claimed injury because of a “Made in the U.S.A.” designation on license plate frame holders. The lawsuit sought damages and injunctive relief. In dismissing the lawsuit, the Court applied recently-enacted language from Proposition 64 which limits a person’s right […]

Litigation

JMBM successfully defended a Los Angeles newspaper against a libel lawsuit

Inglewood, California Mayor Roosevelt Dorn’s libel lawsuit against the Los Angeles Sentinel and a staff columnist over alleged defamatory claims linking Mayor Dorn’s position on a local ballot measure to build a Wal-Mart Supercenter Store in the city was rejected by a Superior Court judge due to lack of merit. JMBM represented the Sentinel and […]

Environmental

For American Golf: JMBM completed environmental due diligence on a $1.1 billion transaction involving 250 sites, within 3 months

For American Golf, JMBM completed environmental due diligence on a $1.1 billion transaction involving 250 sites, within 3 months This included managing 5 national environmental engineering consulting firms to commission and complete Phase I reports for all sites and Phase II reports for numerous sites. JMBM attorneys completed an extensive environmental due diligence project involving […]