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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ProPublica: Another Way Wells Fargo Took Advantage Of Customers

Four former employees say that Wells Fargo made clients in its Los Angeles region pay for missing deadlines to lock in interest rates on loans, even though the delays were the bank’s fault. by Jesse Eisinger ProPublica, Jan. 23, 2017, 8 a.m. Wells Fargo, the largest mortgage lender in the country, portrays itself as a […]

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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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Cappello & Noël One Of Best Law Firms in America | U.S. News & Best Lawyers

Santa Barbara law firm Cappello & Noël LLP is listed in the 2017 edition of “Best Law Firms,” published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The firm received a “Tier 1” ranking in commercial litigation meaning the firm was in the highest percentile of recognized firms. The “Best Law Firms” rankings are […]

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Class Action Motion For Certification Filed Against Plains All American Pipeline

A class of plaintiffs injured by the May 19, 2015 Plains oil pipeline rupture and oil spill near Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County have filed a motion for class certification. (Keith Andrews, et. al. vs. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., Case No. 2:15-CV-04113-PSG-JEM, U.S. District Court, Central District of Calif., August 22, 2016) […]

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Barry Cappello and Leila Noël Will Discuss Lender Liability at 2016 SAMA Conference

Firm partners A. Barry Cappello and Leila Noël will be speaking at the 2016 Special Assets Management Association (SAMA) Conference, Thursday, June 2 in La Jolla. Their topic is “The Latest in Lender Liability.” Joining them will be Joel Berman, partner with Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP. SAMA is a professional trade association serving […]

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

Firm partner Leila Noël was named one of 2016’s “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 one of the “Top […]

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Santa Barbara News-Press: Judge orders plain truth, not Plains truth

Firm at center of Refugio spill must change its message to victims By SCOTT STEEPLETON, NEWS-PRESS CITY EDITOR March 8, 2016 Roughnecks, property owners, commercial fishermen and others who claim damages stemming from the Refugio oil spill made some headway in their federal class-action suit, convincing a judge in Los Angeles that portions of their […]

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