Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
Langan provided expert technical, litigation and confidential document management services to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and its legal counsel for a cost-recovery action to fund the rebuilding of a low-income housing community. Due to historical site operations over 70 years, 10 responsible party groups (PRPs) were identified. Langan developed a responsibility model with each PRP’s contribution based on three elements: time of operation, location of operation, and processes used during operation. A US federal court judge ruled that Langan’s technical allocation model was “reasonable and appropriate” for trial. Langan’s expert services resulted in allocation among the 10 PRPs in settlement immediately before trial. HACLA completed the remediation in 2017.