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Our Experience

  • Defeated class certification and settled named plaintiffs’ claims for nominal amounts in putative nationwide class action seeking over $1 billion from Volkswagen Group of America, OnStar, and others.
  • Secured favorable settlement in claim by building contractor against national insurer alleging that insurer converted insurance proceeds following major fire.
  • Secured injunctive relief enjoining the use of trade secrets and enforcing the terms of the restrictive covenants in employment agreements.
  • Obtained multiple voluntary dismissals of putative nationwide classes of Ford buyers claiming consumer protection violations.
  • Won summary disposition in a multi-million dollar employment suit brought by an executive of a major automotive manufacturer and then successfully defended the win on appeal.
  • Settled favorably a high-exposure wrongful death action arising from multi-person motorcycle accident allegedly injuring three different plaintiffs.
  • Secured summary judgment for a bus manufacturer in a products liability action alleging claims of manufacturing defect, design defect, and failure to warn.
  • Represented automobile manufacturer in state tax appeal before Michigan appellate courts, preserving interpretation of tax refund statute worth approximately $8.5 million.
  • Secured settlement shortly before trial for pharmaceutical manufacturer following key motions in limine and dipositive motions.
  • Filed amicus brief in support of winning position on behalf of Michigan Manufacturer’s Association in critical tax interpretation case.
  • Defeated class certification in construction defect putative class action involving tens of thousands of homes and seeking $2 billion in punitive damages.
  • Secured summary judgment for a vehicle manufacturer in a federal court action in which the plaintiff alleged product defects caused a fire in his vehicle.
  • Won international arbitration award of more than $3 million for an automotive company in a breach-of-contract dispute.
  • Obtained numerous favorable settlements in high-exposure product liability actions across the country against a major automotive manufacturer, including cases involving alleged traumatic brain injury, paraplegia, and other serious alleged injuries.
  • Authored successful appellate brief that led the Sixth Circuit to affirm a multi-million dollar summary judgment ruling.
  • Obtained summary judgment in various federal and state courts on behalf of insurers involving coverage disputes and preserved those rulings on appeal.
  • Architected, authored, and argued a successful motion to dismiss based on choice of law and statute of repose in high-exposure product liability case.
  • Favorably settled suit against pharmaceutical drug manufacturer concerning a contract dispute arising related to the clinical testing phase of drug development.
  • Represented Hyundai in wrongful death action and secured favorable settlement through strategic motions in limine.
  • Obtained rescission of a $17.4 million option agreement based on misrepresentation of the purchaser.
  • Won favorable pre-trial and trial rulings in product liability action against Ford Motor Company, leading the plaintiff to abandon millions in claimed damages and helping the trial team obtain a complete defense verdict.
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