Attorney Leila Noël Donates $250,000 To Alma Mater Marshall-Wythe School of Law

Cappello & Noël LLP law partner Leila J. Noël recently made a $250,000 donation to her alma mater, Marshall-Wythe School of Law at William & Mary. The donation will be used to establish an endowment named for one of Noël’s classmates, Gregory J. Mitchell, and provide needs-based scholarships with a preference given to African-American students […]

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Leila Noël Named in “Top 50 Women in Business” by Pacific Coast Business Times

For the second consecutive year, firm partner Leila Noël was named one of “Top 50 Women in Business” by the Pacific Coast Business Times. The honor recognizes the outstanding female business leaders in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Previously, she was named one of 2011’s “Top 75 Women Litigators” in California and […]

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A. Barry Cappello Recognized by Marquis Who’s Who for Excellence

A. Barry Cappello, managing partner of the Santa Barbara law firm Cappello & Noël LLP, is included in the 2017 Marquis Who’s Who for excellence in business litigation. Factors for selection include position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility and prominence are all taken into account. Cappello’s firm is regarded as one of the top complex

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Santa Barbara News-Press: Fisher class certified in Plains All American lawsuit

A judge certified one of four groups in a federal class-action lawsuit stemming from the Plains All American oil spill in 2015. U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez last week certified the “fisher and fish industry” subclass, but denied certification for the property owner, oil industry and tourism industry subclasses. In ruling that “fishers and […]

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KEYT-TV: Fisherman can move forward against Plains All American

Here’s a news report by KEYT-TV about a United States District Court judge’s ruling that a class action brought by fishermen affected by the Plains All American Santa Barbara oil spill can move forward. The interview, with Cappello & Noël law partner Leila Noël, appeared March 6, 2017. KEYT-TV, March 6, 2017

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Federal Court Judge Certifies Fisheries Class Action Against Plains All American

A United States District Court judge ruled February 28 that fishing businesses affected by the May 2015 Plains All American pipeline spill in Santa Barbara County can move forward with their class action lawsuit against the oil company. The judge denied plaintiffs’ request for certification of three other subclasses, but indicated that he would consider […]

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A. Barry Cappello Selected 2017 Southern California Super Lawyer

A. Barry Cappello, managing partner in the Santa Barbara law firm of Cappello & Noël LLP, have been selected to the 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers list. No more than 5 percent of lawyers receive this honor. Cappello has been named a Super Lawyer since 2007. Cappello represents plaintiffs in lender liability matters, complex business […]

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UCLA Law’s: Cappello Courtroom Series Addresses Oil Spill Class Action

The Cappello Courtroom Series: The Art of the Trial continued into its fifth year with two lectures led by alumnus and veteran trial attorney A. Barry Cappello ’65. In March 2016, the topic was “When Is a Multi-million Dollar Trial Verdict Worthless?” Cappello, who has tried hundreds of cases with cumulative verdicts and settlements in […]

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Santa Barbara News-Press: Refugio spill claimants gear up for court

By SCOTT STEEPLETON, NEWS-PRESS CITY EDITOR August 25, 2016 Attorneys representing property owners, oil rig workers, commercial fishing-boat operators and others who say they were harmed by the Plains All American Pipeline oil spill at Refugio State Beach will appear before a federal judge in November for a hearing on whether the consolidated cases will […]

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Class Action Filed By Property Owners Where Plains Pipeline Located

Santa Barbara, Calif. (May 9, 2016)—Property owners that have easement agreements allowing Plains All American to run its oil pipelines on their property have filed a class action lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit is seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction ordering Plains to repair and improve its corroded pipelines in Santa Barbara County so […]

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