Environmental Claims

Edward's Client's vs. ExxonMobil Pipeline Company and Exxon Mobile Corporation: Confidential settlements obtained for twelve landowners whose property was damaged by oil spilled from a ruptured crude oil pipeline in the Yellowstone River near Laurel, Montana in 2011.

Four Individual Edward Client's vs. Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co.;

Confidential settlements for claims against BNSF, for damage to property, due to the railroad's release of dangerous contaminants and toxins into the soil and groundwater in Livingston.

Edward's Client vs. Town and Country Supply Association, CHS Inc., Cenex Petroleum, Inc.: Confidential settlement achieved for a Molt family whose well and groundwater was contaminated by fuel spills and a leaking underground storage tank.

Two Individual Edward Client's vs. Canyon Resources Corporation and C.R. Kendall Corporation; Confidential settlement achieved for ranch families damages by a gold mine in Fergus County, Montana.

Edward's Client vs. AEC Pipelines (USA) Inc., now Encana Pipelines (USA) Inc.: Confidential settlement obtained for ranchers whose ranchland in Carbon County was oversaturated with water from the installation of the Express Pipeline.

Edward's Client vs. Deerfield Hutterite Colony: Consent judgment for $500,000 for damages caused to Judith Basin ranchers by trespassing pollution from swine, cattle and fowl operations.

Edward's Client vs. Church Universal and Triumphant (CUT) and Elizabeth Clare Prophet: Appointed as special prosecutor for the State of Montana in an action to force CUT to follow state environmental laws and regulations related to large, underground bomb shelters.