Experience

Class Action in Large IoT Liability Case for Plaintiff Against Automotive Manufacturer

Serves as lead counsel for three certified plaintiffs’ classes totaling an estimated 400,000 to 500,000, in a case alleging that various cars and trucks suffer from a series of cybersecurity defects that render the vehicles susceptible to being hacked in a way that would allow the hacker to remotely control the vehicles’ operational and safety systems, including acceleration, braking, steering and ignition. Claims include breach of warranty and violations of various states’ consumer protection statutes.

Managed Construction Defects Dispute for Assisted Living Center

Represented a large general contractor in a dispute with the owner and multiple levels of subcontractors concerning subcontractor construction defects in an assisted living center in Georgia.

Managed Dispute for General Contractor in Multimillion-Dollar State Project

Represented a general contractor in a multimillion-dollar dispute with a subcontractor and materials supplier concerning a project for the state of Illinois.

Multimillion-Dollar Environmental Litigation for Fortune 150 Company

Representation of Fortune 150 petroleum and pipeline corporation in third-party multimillion-dollar environmental litigation arising out of operation of petroleum refinery in Illinois. Claims involve assessment of damages and assignment of third-party liability under the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and Illinois Contribution Act.

Dismissal of Product Liability Case

Secured dismissal of a product liability case in which the plaintiff sought to recover $80,000 in damages involving a failed water supply line. As a condition of granting the plaintiff’s request to voluntarily dismiss, the court included the provision that the plaintiff would have to pay the client’s attorney’s fees and costs related to the dismissed case if it ever refiles the case.