Fairbank Mediations In The News

Robert Fairbank Mediator Profile:

"Relentlessly Persistent"

By Meghann Cuniff - LA Daily Journal, January 4, 2019


"Mediation Tips For Settling Big-Dollar Business Disputes"

By Robert Fairbank and Kimberly West - law360.com, August 20, 2018


Settlement over nuclear plant shutdown to save ratepayers $775M

Los Angeles Daily Journal, February 14, 2018

"A longstanding dispute stemming from the failure of the San Onofre nuclear plant ended last month when plant owners and consumer attorneys agreed to a settlement that will save ratepayers $775 million in costs related to the 2012 shutdown." - Mark Armao

PUC judge approves proposed San Onofre settlement

Los Angeles Times, June 26, 2018

"Five months after owners of the failed San Onofre nuclear plant agreed to slice hundreds of millions of dollars from the cost to ratepayers of the 2012 breakdown, a California Public Utilities Commission judge has endorsed the proposed settlement." - Jeff McDonald

Utility customers win $775 million back from San Onofre deal criticized as lopsided against them

LA Times, January 31, 2018

"Plant owners and consumer attorneys have struck a bargain in the long-running dispute over who pays for the failure of the San Onofre nuclear plant. Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric agreed to shave $775 million from the multibillion-dollar pact that allowed them to charge millions of ratepayers for the plant in northern San Diego County, which shut down in January 2012 amid a radiation leak." - Jeff McDonald

New San Onofre deal reached between utilities, consumer groups

San Diego Tribune, January 10, 2018

"Three-plus years after state regulators permitted Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric to start charging consumers billions of dollars for the failure of the San Onofre nuclear plant, utility executives and consumer advocates appear to have settled a long-running dispute over premature closure costs." - Jeff McDonald

State regulators approve San Onofre nuclear settlement, trimming $750M from original deal

LA Times, July 26, 2018

"Four years after approving a plan that charged ratepayers billions of dollars for the premature closing of the San Onofre nuclear plant, state utility regulators adopted a new deal Thursday that trims about $750 million from consumers’ electricity bills." - Jeff McDonald and Rob Nikolewski

C.R. England agrees to $38M settlement with drivers in truck lease lawsuit

Commercial Carrier Journal, May 8, 2019

"C.R. England has entered into a $37.8 million class action settlement agreement with 17,519 drivers to end a 2011 lawsuit over its independent contractor and truck lease program." - Jill Dunn

C.R. England Settles Lawsuit Over Lease-to-Own Program

Transport Topics, April 29, 2019

"The settlement, which was achieved with help from a mediator, comes seven years after drivers Kenneth McKay and Charles Roberts filed a lawsuit in May 2011 on behalf of a class of independent contractors..." - Daniel P. Bearth

MGM, Fox to Provide $8.7M Worth of James Bond Films to End Class Action

The Hollywood Reporter, July 17, 2018

"The settlement comes in a lawsuit over customers who bought a box set advertising "all" Bond films who didn't get 'Casino Royale' and 'Never Say Never Again.'" - Eriq Gardner

THQ, execs agree to pay $2.6M to settle UDraw suit

Law 360, May 8, 2017

"THQ Inc. and two executives have agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle class allegations that they misled investors before a failed plan to expand a Nintendo Wii accessory to other gaming platforms." - Cara Salvatore

Deadline Upcoming in $1.5 Million Settlement in the Quiksilver Inc Investor Lawsuit

SB Wire, April 25, 2017

"A settlement was reached with the defendants in the lawsuit filed on behalf of certain investors of Quiksilver Inc over alleged securities laws violations and a deadline to submit the settlement claim is upcoming."