Summary Judgment & Procedural Law
One of the trilogy of summary judgment cases decided by the Supreme Court in 1986 and one of the most cited cases in modern legal history.
Remanded Court of Appeals case following Celotex Corp. v. Catrett.
Successfully represented the owner of several apartment buildings in which copper pipes were damaged by corrosive drinking water supplied by the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (“WASA”), in the appeal of a grant of partial summary judgment in favor of WASA.
Successfully represented the widow of a worker who died from lung cancer and asbestosis as a result of working around boilers that contained asbestos materials in the appeal of a grant of summary judgment in a wrongful death action against the successor company of the manufacturer of the boilers.
Successfully appealed a grant of summary judgment due to lack of personal jurisdiction on behalf of an employee who developed silicosis as a result of work performed using defective sandblasting equipment.
This case, a challenge of the grant of summary judgment in a D.C. Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) litigation, clarified which types of administrative proceedings are governed by the procedural requirements of a “contested case” under the APA.
Successfully defended against a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction in an action against manufacturers, suppliers and sellers of asbestos and asbestos-related products.
This landmark case established the discovery rule for worker’s compensation claims in the District of Columbia.
Successfully represented a former boiler service worker who contracted asbestosis in the appeal of a grant of summary judgment in favor of the boiler manufacturers.
Successfully represented a building owner who was sold asbestos-containing products in the appeal of the District Court’s judgment for the manufacturer.
This appeal established the constitutionality of the retroactive application of a newly enacted statute of limitations.