Representative Matters

Our contracts and indemnification experience includes:

  • Preserving a $440 million, 20-year contract for a city and avoiding a claim for substantial damages in a breach of contract action.
  • Defending Sun Pipe Line Company against a suit for cost recovery under a 70-year-old indemnity agreement, where the costs involved were from an oil spill from a punctured Sun pipeline that occurred approximately 50 years before the suit was brought and we proved that a contractor had caused the puncture and the court ruled that the plaintiff had to pay our client’s $2 million in legal fees.
  • Winning a highly favorable settlement for Sun Company in a suit brought by Tosco in an effort to hold Sun liable for the environmental cleanup of an abandoned oil refinery in Oklahoma pursuant to contractual assumptions of liability and indemnification.
  • Successfully defending Chevron in an action brought by a company that purchased a refinery from it in which the Plaintiff asserted claims pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as well as breach of contract and fraud and where we not only defeated the claims but also obtained a ruling that a company related to the plaintiff had to indemnify Chevron for all of its legal fees.