Defended an international chemical manufacturer in a "settlement fraud" case, where federal RICO, fraud, and other state-law claims had been made in connection with the company's alleged fraudulent inducement of hundreds of settlements of product liability claims in the early 1990's. Between 1997 and 2000, over 200 plaintiffs asserted "settlement fraud" claims against the company in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida or in Florida state court, and the company asserted claims in federal court for breach of the settlement agreement. Ultimately, all of the federal cases were consolidated. The company prevailed in the district court on motions to dismiss the "settlement fraud" claims based on provisions in the settlement agreements. When those rulings were superseded by a ruling of the Delaware Supreme Court, the company filed motions for judgment on the pleadings in a "lead case," which the District Court granted and which the Eleventh Circuit affirmed. The company then filed summary judgment motions to have the rulings in the lead case applied to the other claimants' cases. The District Court granted those motions in 2004. During the pendency of appeals, the overwhelming majority of the Florida claimants settled. On November 27, 2006, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the District Court's summary judgment rulings as to the thirty-three remaining Florida claimants.