Environmental MVP: Steptoe's Lawrence Riff

Law360, New York (December 5, 2013, 8:31 PM EST) -- Steptoe & Johnson LLP partner Lawrence Riff convinced the Sixth Circuit not only to uphold a summary judgment ruling in favor of Chevron Corp. in a benzene and gasoline contamination lawsuit, but to affirm $250,000 in sanctions against the plaintiffs' attorneys in the case, earning him a spot among Law360's Environmental MVPs.

Riff was part of the team that secured so-called Rule 11 sanctions against plaintiffs' firms Lundy Lundy Soileau & South LLP and Brent Coon & Associates LLP in July 2012 in Ohio federal court....
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