In a complex litigation involving 65 business entities and 1,800 pollution sites, obtained a writ that held that the right of a litigant to seek summary judgment, an important right for our clients, is sacrosanct. Highlights of the case included a rare oral argument on a writ petition, after which the court of appeal issued a published opinion that granted the writ and directed the trial court to vacate its order. Resulted in a published opinion, First State Ins. Co. v. Superior Court, 79 Cal.App.4th 324, 94 Cal.Rptr.2d 104 (2000).
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles