For Vulcan Chemical Co., in a multi-party CERCLA cost recovery case regarding an aluminum smelter in Southern California’s Inland Empire, JMBM successfully resolved the case after a successful CERCLA summary motion involving an aluminum smelter in the Inland Empire. The summary motion was followed by favorable resolution of cost recovery litigation.
JMBM attorneys were able to negotiate federal consent decrees for a regional auto dismantling firm, resolving alleged violations of the Clean Water Act involving 14 separate sites.
JMBM was able to successfully create and institute a global Proposition 65 settlement of claims against 248 lodging establishments on behalf of California Hotel & Lodging Association members. JMBM has implemented similar programs for dozens of apartment management companies affiliated with the California Apartment Association.
JMBM has successfully processed and appealed more than 100 applications to the California Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund; JMBM clients have obtained more than $30 million from this public program.
JMBM attorneys were able to successfully resolve administrative and litigation claims against a regional gasoline retailer in an MTBE contamination case involving the City of Santa Monica, the Southern California Water Company and multiple multinational oil companies.
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 […]
On June 5, 2006, JMBM scored a significant victory for the firm’s client, CEMEX, Inc., when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a published opinion in Center for Biological Diversity, et al. v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and CEMEX, Inc. 450 F.3d 930 (9th Cir. 2006). The Center’s lawsuit challenged authorizations by the Service […]
JMBM lawyers, acting on behalf of the California Mining Association, filed suit against the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) challenging its adoption of a new regulation. As part of the settlement we achieved for our client, the SCAQMD was required to amend the regulation and allow a high wind exemption critical to CMA […]
Supporting a client’s $1.1 billion transaction, JMBM lawyers conducted environmental due diligence for 248 golf courses throughout the United States and several foreign countries. Because such sites are often built on landfills, our efforts involved managing five international environmental engineering and consulting firms to conduct Phase I and Phase II testing for hazardous material contamination. […]
JMBM environmental lawyers successfully resolved a CERCLA cost recovery and common law action relating to an Inland Empire aluminum smelter after obtaining summary adjudication on all CERCLA claims. We successfully prosecuted CERCLA, RCRA and common law claims on behalf of a property owner against the lessee of a former gun range facility in the city […]