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Cappello & Noël is recognized as one of the top complex business litigation law firms in the country.

19
Apr
2017

Photo: Bud Bottoms For an excellent account of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, read the Pacific Standard’s “The Ocean is Boiling: The Complete Oral History of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill.”  Pacific Standard reporters interviewed those who saw the destruction caused by the spill and who vowed not to rest until those responsible [...]

11
Apr
2017

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 business litigation [...]

11
Apr
2017

The criminal case against Plains All-American Pipeline regarding the 2015 Refugio Oil Spill will next be in court in November for a trial call date, according to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office. A county Grand Jury indicted the company on 46 criminal counts one year after the May 19, 2015, spill, in which [...]

10
Mar
2017

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 [...]

07
Mar
2017

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