Meeting Environmental Challenges: Magnetek, Inc.

Pullman & Comley’s Environmental Department serves clients that include small businesses, cutting-edge renewable energy companies and large manufacturers, addressing issues ranging from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency permitting, defense of enforcement actions and land use matters, to litigation in all courts, including appeals.  In 2010 we defended Magnetek, Inc., a publicly-traded manufacturer of digital power and motion control systems, against claims concerning contamination of one of its former facilities in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  Magnetek was sued separately by both the present property owner and DEP over environmental cleanup responsibility.  We were able to help our client resolve the DEP’s claims on terms that were both highly favorable and tactically beneficial in defending the property owner’s claims.  The owner initially chose to go to trial – but after several days of evidence, agreed to settle for a small fraction of its pretrial demand.

"Pullman & Comley consistently provided common sense advice and creative alternatives while navigating the complex factual, legal and procedural terrain in which we were situated.  An indefatigable diligence and attention to detail provided for a positive outcome for our company."  -- Scott S. Cramer,Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Magnetek, Inc.