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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Federal Court Hearing on Volkswagen A.G. Emissions Case

Cappello & Noël participated in the April 21, 2016 federal court hearing regarding the Volkswagen emission scandal.  The hearing lasted just 15 minutes.  Clearly, most of the details still are missing from the proposed settlement, and the Court made it clear that these details still needed fleshing out.  We are monitoring the matter closely.  Once […]

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Barry Cappello Again Listed on Southern California Super Lawyers List

For the 10th consecutive year, Barry Cappello, managing partner of Cappello & Noël, has been selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in southern California are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers is a rating service […]

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Barry Cappello and Leila Noël Named to the Pacific Coast Business Times’ “Who’s Who in Professional Services”

Barry Cappello and Leila Noël, partners at Cappello & Noël LLP, were selected to the “Who’s Who in Professional Services” 2015 edition of the Pacific Coast Business Times. The annual honor spotlights outstanding attorneys and accountants in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Cappello and Noël were two of only 79 lawyers selected […]

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Class Action Legal Counsel Agree to Consolidate; Cappello & Noël and A. Barry Cappello Named Lead Trial Counsel, Lieff Cabraser and Keller Rohrback, Co-Lead Counsel

Five law firms representing the six class action cases currently filed against Plains All American Pipeline stemming from the May 19, 2015 oil pipeline rupture near Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County have agreed to consolidate their efforts in a September 15, 2015 motion made to the United States District Court in Los Angeles. […]

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Class Action Filed Against Plains All American Pipeline By Oil Industry Workers Affected By Santa Barbara Oil Spill

A class action lawsuit against Plains All American Pipeline was filed September 4 on behalf of oil industry workers who were laid off as a result of the company’s May 19, 2015 oil pipeline rupture near Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County. (Richard Lilygren v. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., et al, U.S. District […]

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Santa Barbara Independent: Refugio Oil Spill Likely Far Larger Than Projected

Refugio Oil Spill Likely Far Larger Than Projected By Tyler Hayden ( Contact )Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Paul Wellman (file) Refugio Oil Spill (May 19, 2105) New Information Released by Plains All American Shows 40 Percent Jump in Volume Estimates The size and scope of the Refugio Oil Spill may have been far larger than originally reported, […]

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Oceanfront Real Property Owners Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Plains All American Pipeline Over Santa Barbara Oil Spill

A class action lawsuit was filed yesterday against Houston, Texas-based Plains All American Pipeline arising out of  the May 19, 2015 oil pipeline spill that discharged over 100,000 gallons of toxic crude oil onto beaches and into the ocean along the Santa Barbara County coastline. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of over 3,000 beachfront […]

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Barry Cappello Heads Successful UCLA School of Law National Reunion Challenge

A. Barry Cappello, a 1965 graduate of UCLA School of Law, was the chair for the school’s National Reunion Challenge that helped raise more than $550,000 to support scholarships for incoming students. The yearlong effort culminated in a weekend of events on the UCLA campus attended by alumni from the class of 1965 and every […]

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