Boeing Settles With Residents – News Release

In 2005, the firm settled a long-standing dispute against Boeing regarding toxic air contamination in neighborhoods adjacent to Boeing facilities near Simi Valley and in the San Fernando Valley — both suburbs of Los Angeles. The 8 1/2-year case involved 59 personal injury claims and 117 wrongful death claims by the family members of 37 deceased individuals. The illnesses suffered included numerous forms of cancer, including bladder, brain, kidney, pancreatic, spinal cord, thyroid, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myeloma.

Thomas Fire – Montecito Mudslides Southern California Edison Class Action

On January 24, 2018, a class action lawsuit was filed by Cappello & Noël LLP and co-counsel against Southern California Edison alleging the company knowingly and continually violated safety procedures, which lead to the devastating Thomas Fire that began December 4, 2017 and then the deadly Montecito mudslides. Jump to the class action contact form […]

Plaintiffs’ Class Actions | Multiple Plaintiffs

Cappello & Noël represents plaintiffs in consumer, antitrust, toxic tort/environmental, insurance and banking class actions. Its success in class action litigation has resulted in multimillion-dollar settlements for class participants. Current Cappello & Noël Plaintiffs Class Actions Thomas Fire – Montecito Mudslides | Edison Class Action Litigation Santa Barbara Oil Spill Plaintiffs’ Class Actions | Multiple […]

Leila J.
Noël

Leila J. Noël is recognized as one of the Top Women Lawyers in California, with expertise in complex litigation including complex commercial litigation, lender liability, class actions and catastrophic personal injury/wrongful death. Ms. Noël has tried or co-tried most of the firm’s largest cases, and has obtained jury verdicts in excess of $125 million and […]

Sample Cases

Lender Liability Settlement: $3.2 million plaintiff settlement including $2.7 million in cash and $500,000 in personal loan forgiveness. Settlement: $7.5 million lender liability settlement involving a dispute over a hotel foreclosure. Verdict: $7.6 million lender liability verdict against a mortgage loan broker and its affiliated lender. Verdict: $4.5 million jury verdict on behalf of a […]

Payout Ends 8-Year Field Lab Battle – Los Angeles Times

Boeing Co. has agreed to pay $30 million to settle a lawsuit brought by neighbors of its Santa Susana Field Laboratory in Ventura County, ending an eight-year legal battle over the effect on public health from radioactive and chemical contamination at the lab. Terms of the settlement were reached in September but were not immediately disclosed. They included a confidentiality agreement between Boeing and the remaining 133 plaintiffs in the case.