Successfully defeated a contested class certification motion for Volvo Group North America, LLC, in a nation-wide breach of warranty case in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. The plaintiffs filed suit against our client asserting claims based on alleged defects in two models of Volvo’s high-displacement diesel engines. The plaintiffs alleged that defects in various systems of the engines led to repeated malfunctions and breakdowns of the trucks in the field and that Volvo was unable to develop and implement adequate solutions to the defects. Five days after the court held a hearing on the class certification motion, the judge entered an order denying the plaintiffs’ motion for class certification. The court found that the plaintiffs failed to show how they could prove any issue central to the validity of their claims on a class-wide basis. The court also found that the plaintiffs failed to address the substantial choice of law issues or how the court could address the material variances in state law.

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Federal and state rulemakings regarding environmental matters for a major electric utility and industry coalition
Represented a major electric utility and industry coalition in all aspects of federal and state rulemakings related to Clean Air Interstate Rule, more
Catastrophic injury litigation
Successfully represented the widow and teenaged daughter of a man killed three days after Christmas by a drunk driver on an interstate.  The victim more
Identifying and evaluating third-party patent rights for a retailer of building supplies
Represented one of the largest retailers of building supply and home improvements products in the country with intellectual property more
Acquisition advice for a worldwide manufacturer of pool and recreational products
Represented a large, worldwide manufacturer of pool and recreational products that sought to acquire an early-stage company whose initial products more