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Asbestos

Peter has addressed a wide variety of asbestos issues for clients. He has guided owners of commercial and residential buildings through the process of assessing the presence of asbestos in their buildings, developing asbestos management plans, and making required notifications under California's Connelly Act and Cal-OSHA. He successfully defended an owner of an office building against claims by a tenant, brought under CERCLA, for asbestos contamination that resulted from a building fire. That decision is reported at California v. Blech, 976 F.2d 525 (9th Cir. 1992). Peter was successful at obtaining insurance coverage for the defense of that case. He has also represented a tenant in connection with claims for asbestos contamination of living quarters. He has provided expert services in connection with a lawsuit brought by an employee alleging wrongful termination over handling of an asbestos problem.