Obtained summary judgment in favor of Washington credit union directors in action by credit union members alleging claims of breach of fiduciary duty and other matters. Subsequently obtained appellate affirmance of summary judgment.
Successfully defended Washington credit union in action by former credit union directors and members seeking declarations from the court that they were improperly removed from office. Subsequently obtained appellate affirmance of the dismissal.
Assisted board of directors of regional financial institution in defending against recall efforts. Defended litigation against board of directors and organized special members’ meeting at which recall vote occurred. Following failure of recall efforts, assisted in organization and conduct of regular members’ meeting involving contested directors’ election.
Defended a bus manufacturer in Oregon state-court action involving allegations of design defect in connection with arrangement of the A-pillar and driver’s exterior mirror in a transit bus. Case was resolved the evening before a month-long trial was scheduled to begin.
Defended a helicopter maintenance facility in multiple lawsuits filed in Oregon state and federal courts arising from the crash of a helicopter in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest during firefighting operations. Claims asserted by plaintiffs included strict product liability and negligence in connection with the helicopter fuel control system. All claims against the helicopter maintenance facility were resolved short of trial.
Pursued claims of product liability and negligence in federal court against a manufacturer and seller of chemicals, including pesticides, and a chemical applicator in connection with damage to a blueberry crop after application of pesticides.
Defended manufacturer of building products in Oregon state-court strict product liability and construction defect litigation involving roof shingles. Case was resolved on the first day of trial.