Defense of a major automobile manufacturer in the Takata air bag class action, one of the largest multi-district litigation (MDL) class action cases in the country. Our client, along with numerous others, are defendants in two class actions for personal injury and economic loss arising out of allegations that the vehicles contain defective airbags manufactured by Takata. Involved in establishing the defense strategy against products liability and Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) claims. Also assisting with many complex issues related to insurance coverage, discovery disputes, depositions of the class plaintiffs, as well as advising on compliance with local rules and procedures before U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno.
Representation of diversified automotive company in over $3.8 billion of various financing matters including the securitization of retail and lease installment contracts, and negotiation of working capital lines of credit and conduit lending facilities.
Defense of a flight management computer manufacturer in a products liability action involving $300 million in claims for personal injury and property damage. A favorable judgment was secured on behalf of client following a ten-week federal jury trial.
Represented the bankruptcy estate of All American Semiconductor, Inc., in the prosecution of an antitrust action for price-fixing in the Northern District of California against the major manufacturers of DRAM.