Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Louges, LLP Firm News Feedhttps://www.mirickoconnell.com/?t=39&format=xml&stylesheet=rss&directive=0&records=20en-us23 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0800firmwisehttps://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssEnvironmental Law Experiencehttps://www.mirickoconnell.com/?t=40&an=95179&anc=954&format=xml<ul> <li> <p>Obtained a judgment and award of attorney&rsquo;s fees for a property owner under M.G.L. c. 21E (the Massachusetts Superfund statute), and successfully defended the judgment on appeal, against a municipality requiring it to conduct a multi-million dollar assessment and remediation of an historic landfill.</p> </li> <li> <p>Represented a municipality in the defense of a citizen suit claims alleging 1,4 dioxane contamination from a municipal landfill under the federal Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and state claims under M.G.L. c. 21E and various tort theories.</p> </li> <li> <p>Represented a customer of a barrel recycling facility in federal litigation under CERCLA involving a Rhode Island site contaminated with dioxin.</p> </li> <li> <p>Represented an international bank in a dispute involving TCE contamination of a distressed property briefly owned by our client after a foreclosure.</p> </li> <li> <p>Successfully obtained the rescission of our client&rsquo;s purchase of a 78-acre property based on the seller&rsquo;s failure to disclose known-PCB contamination.</p> </li> <li> <p>Represented a municipality in litigation and drafting regulations related to the potential siting of a soil reclamation facility.</p> </li> <li> <p>Obtained a multi-million dollar arbitration award and judgment for breach of contract and unfair business practices claim on behalf of a leading designer of pollution control systems for power plants.</p> </li> <li> <p>Represented a regional school committee in the defense of various constitutional and tort claims involving the alleged lead contamination of drinking water.</p> </li> <li> <p>Represented property owners, operators and municipalities in various wetland enforcement actions under the Massachusetts Wetlands Act and state and local wetlands regulations.</p> </li> <li> <p>Represented a Massachusetts municipality before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in a case of first impression regarding regulatory takings.</p> </li> <li> <p>Represented numerous clients in a variety of industries (including technology, manufacturing, automotive and construction) defending and resolving environmental compliance actions brought by State and federal regulators.</p> </li> </ul>Experience24 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0800https://www.mirickoconnell.com/?t=40&an=95179&anc=954&format=xmlLand Use and Environmental Litigation Experiencehttps://www.mirickoconnell.com/?t=40&an=75254&anc=954&format=xml<p><u><strong><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">REAL ESTATE LITIGATION</span><br type="_moz" /> </strong></u></p> <ul> <li> <p>Represented owners, developers and municipalities in a variety of zoning, wetlands, Chapter 40B and wireless communication tower cases.</p> </li> <li> <p>Obtained a dismissal of zoning-related claims for a commercial property owner concerning the non-conforming use of the property.</p> </li> <li> <p>Successfully prosecuted claims on behalf of a real estate investment company against an insurance carrier for failure to provide coverage and benefits under a commercial property policy.</p> </li> <li> <p>Represented a seller of real estate in obtaining an Appeals Court decision awarding our client damages for a buyer's failure to complete the purchase of commercial property.</p> </li> <li> <p>Successfully defended a large commercial tenant in lease claims related to the termination of the lease and building repairs.</p> </li> <li> <p>Successfully defended beneficiaries of a trust sued by a family member who sought ownership of trust real estate. Legal issues raised at trial included judicial estoppel, laches, the statute of frauds, the statute of wills, the canons of ethics, adverse possession and constructive trust.</p> </li> <li> <p>&bull; Negotiated a resolution to a long-term dispute by forcing the sale of real estate through a petition to partition and by filing suit against an escrow agent.</p> </li> <li> <p>&bull; Represented a land owner in Land Court and the Appeals Court in an adverse possession case in which our client obtained title to upland and tidal flats.</p> </li> <li> <p>Derailed an abutter's challenge to a special permit granted to a client for the construction and use of property as a continuing care retirement facility.</p> </li> <li> <p>&bull; Represented a municipality before the Appeals Court, which upheld a zoning board's decision to deny modifications to a comprehensive permit under Chapter 40B for an affordable housing development.</p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);"><u><strong>ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION</strong></u></span></p> <ul> <li> <p>Obtained a judgment and award of attorney&rsquo;s fees after trial for a property owner under M.G.L. c. 21E (the Massachusetts Superfund statute), and successfully defended the judgment on appeal, against a municipality requiring it to conduct a multi-million dollar assessment and remediation of an historic landfill.</p> </li> <li> <p>Represented a municipality in the defense of a citizen suit claims alleging 1,4 dioxane contamination from a municipal landfill under the federal Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and state claims under M.G.L. c. 21E and various tort theories.</p> </li> <li> <p>Represented a customer of a barrel recycling facility in federal litigation under CERCLA involving a Rhode Island site contaminated with dioxin.</p> </li> <li> <p>Represented an international bank in a dispute involving TCE contamination of a distressed property briefly owned by our client after a foreclosure.</p> </li> <li> <p>Successfully obtained the rescission of our client&rsquo;s purchase of a 78-acre property based on the seller&rsquo;s failure to disclose known-PCB contamination.</p> </li> <li> <p>Represented a municipality in litigation and drafting regulations related to the potential siting of a soil reclamation facility.</p> </li> <li> <p>Obtained a multi-million dollar arbitration award and judgment for breach of contract and unfair business practices claim on behalf of a leading designer of pollution control systems for power plants.</p> </li> <li> <p>Represented a regional school committee in the defense of various constitutional and tort claims involving the alleged lead contamination of drinking water.</p> </li> <li> <p>Represented property owners, operators and municipalities in various wetland enforcement actions under the Massachusetts Wetlands Act and state and local wetlands regulations.</p> </li> <li> <p>Represented a Massachusetts municipality before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in a case of first impression regarding regulatory takings.</p> </li> <li> <p>Represented numerous clients in a variety of industries (including technology, manufacturing, automotive and construction) defending and resolving environmental compliance actions brought by State and federal regulators.</p> </li> </ul>Experience24 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0800https://www.mirickoconnell.com/?t=40&an=75254&anc=954&format=xml