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  • Procopio Expands with Addition of Three Attorneys

    San Diego, CA – The San Diego law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is pleased to announce that Steven A. Jaye, John P. Cleary, and Vessela V. Stoyanova have joined the firm. Mr. Jaye has joined Procopio as of counsel, Mr. Cleary as senior counsel, and Ms. Stoyanova as an associate. All join the firm's growing Business & Technology Team. “We are thrilled to welcome these outstanding attorneys to the Procopio family,” said managing partner, Tom Turner...

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  • Procopio Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2009

    San Diego, CA – Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is proud to announce that 4 attorneys have been named in The Best Lawyers in America 2009. Best Lawyers® compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting extensive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. In the U.S., Best Lawyers publishes an annual referral guide, The Best Lawyers in America, which includes 29,575 attorneys in 78 specialties, coveri...

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  • Procopio Expands Environmental, Land Use & Governmental Affairs Practice with Addition of Gregory P. Powers

    San Diego, CA – Gregory P. Powers has joined Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP as an associate within the firm’s Environmental, Land Use & Governmental Affairs practice group. He comes to Procopio from SunCal Companies in Irvine, California, where he served as Land Use Counsel to Orange County, San Diego County, and the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley regions. Powers’ practice will focus on governmental law, including public hospitals, water, wastewater, and...

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  • Tenants of Fenton Business Center File Claims Against Otay Water District and City of Chula Vista

    San Diego, CA – Approximately 60 plaintiffs from ten businesses in the Fenton Business Center have now filed claims against the Otay Water District and the City of Chula Vista after learning on August 17th that recycled sewage water had been flowing through their pipes for two years. After years of drinking and washing their hands in the recycled water, employees of businesses located in the center and their family members are now experiencing health problems. Claims have been filed on be...

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  • Procopio Triumphs Before San Diego City Council

    San Diego, CA – On September 9th, the San Diego City Council, by a vote of 6-2, approved applications to stay the lives of 29 tentative subdivision maps for condominium conversion projects that had been caught up in litigation challenging those projects. The 29 projects, which range in size from eight to 48 units, are located in a variety of neighborhoods around San Diego. The litigation stays extend the lives of these maps from three to 25 months, depending on how long each project was su...

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  • Procopio Expands with Addition of Three Sullivan Hill Attorneys

    San Diego, CA – Three attorneys from Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel have joined the San Diego office of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP. They bring with them significant experience and expertise in the areas of family law, commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense. “We are delighted to welcome this exceptional group of attorneys to the firm,” said Thomas W. Turner, Jr., Procopio’s managing partner. “All three are accomplished liti...

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  • Michael J. Kinkelaar Elected to the Centre City Advisory Committee

    San Diego, CA – The law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is proud to announce that partner Michael J. Kinkelaar has been elected as a member of the Centre City Advisory Committee. The Centre City Advisory Committee is a state mandated, city chartered community planning group for downtown San Diego that represents the citizens and business interests of the downtown community. The group reviews proposed projects and plans, including those for public amenities such as pa...

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  • Procopio Elects Attorneys to Partnership

    San Diego, CA – Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been elected to the firm partnership. The election of Gregory J. Barnes, Lisel M. Ferguson, Evelyn F. Heidelberg, Samuel S. Lee, and Jon P. Schimmer is effective as of January 1, 2009. “These five attorneys have each made significant contributions to our firm and consistently demonstrate their dedication to the teamwork that is essential to ensure the success of both our cli...

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  • Victim of Pedestrian Walkway Collapse Passes Away After Five Months

    San Diego, CA – Tyrone Allen died yesterday at Scripps Mercy Hospital after more than five months of intense suffering. On August 28, 2008, Mr. Allen and his wife were making their way through a pedestrian walkway on the outside perimeter of a construction project at 15th and Imperial Streets in downtown San Diego's East Village when the walkway collapsed on top of him. The devastating collapse was captured on video by a security camera. Shortly before the collapse, construction workers...

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  • AELD Counterclaims Against City of Oceanside; Seeks Damages for Breach of Settlement Agreement to Resell Property to AELD

    San Diego, CA – Citing the City of Oceanside’s history of ignoring its obligations and making misrepresentations both to it and to the Federal Aviation Administration, AELD, LLC, has filed counterclaims against the City in litigation initiated by the City concerning AELD’s right under a 1999 settlement agreement to repurchase a 14.7-acre parcel of land near the Oceanside Municipal Airport. In 1999, the City and AELD’s predecessor in interest settled litigation by an agre...

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