Served as trial counsel for Dana Corporation in a series of individual, multiparty and class actions seeking to hold Dana vicariously liable for asbestos property damage allegedly caused by a subsidiary it owned for a brief period in the late 1960s. Also served as national coordinating counsel for Dana to oversee and implement cohesive staged strategies for defeating numerous other asbestos property damage and bodily injury cases, and have counseled Dana in structuring a number of acquisitions in light of veil-piercing and successor liability issues.
In re School Asbestos Litigation, 1993 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7984 (E.D. Pa. June 14, 1993) (granting Dana’s motion for summary judgment on nationwide class’ vicarious liability claims);
Anderson Memorial Hospital v. W.R. Grace & Co., No. 92-CP-25-279 (S.C. Common Pleas Ct.) (rejecting certification of a nationwide class action, and also granting Dana’s motion for summary judgment on statewide class’ vicarious liability claims).