Daily Journal Reports on First of its Kind Civil Jury Trial Win

The Daily Journal interviewed Shook Partner Jad Davis about a first of its kind verdict, “Plaintiff Wins First Federal Jury Verdict Under RCRA Private Right of Action.”

Davis represented an apartment complex owner who sued under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for toxic leaks from nearby underground gasoline tanks.

“It’s a novel case for the entire country,” said Davis. “This is the first verdict where a jury has found an imminent and substantial endangerment under a private RCRA civil cause of action.”

Shook attorneys who helped secure the successful result include Orange County Managing Partner Jad Davis as first chair, Associate Tom Wynsma as second chair and Associate Brandon Gilligan as third chair.

The case is 12909 Cordary, LLC v Hussein M. Berri et al., 01748, (C.D. Calif., September 22, 2022).