Our client became the target of a massive product liability lawsuit. With the stakes high, the company asked Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. to jump in.
A major television network's feature piece on aspects of the case increased the chance of a feeding frenzy.
The company's financial health and its product were at risk.
The plaintiffs' strategy hinged on getting class certification in order to force a big-dollar settlement. They bet that seeking only property damages, and not personal injury claims, would do the trick.
Beveridge & Diamond attorneys countered, arguing that plaintiffs were not adequate class representatives because their approach could bar class members from alleging personal injuries.
A judge agreed and refused to certify the class. The plaintiffs folded, settling for a small fraction of their original claim.