The use of commercial lease forms provided by the American Industrial Real Estate Association (“AIR”) is widespread in California’s commercial leasing industry. Founded in 1960 by brokers for brokers, AIR advances the interests of its membership by providing, in part, standardized lease forms that serve as useful tools which can be tailored to the specific needs of landlords and tenants with minimum cost and time.
The state Supreme Court endorsed the expansive application of a unique settlement offer that raises the stakes for civil defendants who go to trial, with the stated purpose of encouraging cases to resolve early.
On Friday, May 16, 2014, Brad Baker, partner at the Law Offices of Baker, Burton & Lundy, presented a donation of $93,940 from the Anti-trust Natural Gas Settlement to the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, thus completing a 14 year journey.
Peninsula resident Albro Lundy III, who has helped win billions of dollars for California consumers through energy lawsuits, has added the title Trial Attorney of the Year for his dogged work in an accident case that has improved the safety of state roadways.
Albro Lundy, a partner in the law firm Baker, Burton and Lundy, was recently named 2009 Trial Attorney of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California. The organization honored him because he helped win an $11.6 million lawsuit against Caltrans for a man who was turned quadriplegic and dependent on a ventilator, due to a lack of warning signs to motorists at an intersection in rural California.
Three years ago the attorneys from the firm of Baker, Burton & Lundy were instrumental in a $1.7 billion settlement between California residents and El Paso Natural Gas. Last week the same attorneys signed off on a $2 billion settlement with San Diego-based Sempra Energy.
Brad Baker put together a team of Erin Brokovich attorneys and others who would build the case—laughed off at first by many insiders—into a class-action antitrust lawsuit that has been tentatively settled by one of the energy companies for a dizzying $1.7 billion.