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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.

ISL Prior Matter/Tenants in BK/RE Lit

Represented retail landlords nationwide to enforce their lease rights in asset sales and reorganizations during Chapter 11 bankruptcies. National multi-location retail tenants have included Kmart, Payless Shoes, Sports Authority, Toys R Us, Hometown Buffet, Hollywood Video, Linens ‘n Things, Mervyns, Bally’s Hotels and Casinos, Circuit City, Anchor Blue, KB Toys, RadioShack, Fresh & Easy, and Mattress Firm.

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.

ISL Prior Matter/Various RE Lit

Represented real estate agents, brokers, mortgage companies, and brokerage firms in connection with purchase and sale agreements, non-disclosure litigation and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

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.

ISL Prior Matter/Lease Disputes

Represented office, industrial, retail, and multi-family commercial landlords in their lease disputes involving claims for breach of lease, tenant defaults, guaranty litigation, and other disputes.

Utility co vs municipalities

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

ISL Prior Matter/RE Developer vs. Lender

Represented a real estate developer of a 25-unit apartment complex in defending against claims made by a lending institution.

Utility co re electric metering

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

ISL Prior Matter/Construction Defect

Represented clients in construction defect litigation, involving both residential and commercial properties.

* Handled by one of our attorneys prior to joining Sklar Kirsh LLP.

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