SoCal Edison vs Exxon Mobil

Lead trial counsel for a major energy company in dispute with one of the world’s largest oil companies. The oil company sought $32 million plus punitive damages based on alleged lost profits and equipment damages from electrical interruptions to a California refinery.  After a four-week trial in federal court (Central District of California), the jury returned a straight defense verdict in our favor on all claims.  This case was profiled in Law360.

Utility co vs Wind Generation Facility

Represented utility company in action by owner of wind generation facilities seeking $30 million for alleged breach of interconnection agreements. Obtained a favorable settlement following successful motions and agency decision.

Utility co vs Power provider

Represented a utility company against claims brought by a power provider for enforcement of PURPA and for damages under various 42 U.S.C. § 1983 theories. Negotiated a voluntary dismissal of most claims and prevailed on summary judgment on the remaining claims.

Utility co vs municipalities

Represented a utility company in disputes with municipalities over public work fees.

Utility co re electric metering

Represented a utility company in a putative class action involving electric metering. Obtained the dismissal of class allegations.

Petroleum co re oil spill

Represented a petroleum company in individual actions resulting from an oil spill.

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