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Caddell and Chapman served as co‑lead counsel in litigation pending against Ford in the Eastern District of Texas federal court involving defective diesel engines used by Ford in ambulances. On February 20, 2009, the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division, preliminarily approved the settlement of a class action that Caddell & Chapman brought against Ford Motor Co. on behalf of thousands of ambulance owners across the United States. The case involved …

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Sun, Feb 01, 2009
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Cynthia Chapman of Caddell & Chapman served as a key member of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in coordinated multidistrict litigation against Medtronic involving a defective battery in certain models of Medtronic implantable defibrillators. In December 2007, Plaintiffs were able to reach a nationwide settlement for $95.6 million in damages and $18.5 million in attorneys' fees after Ms. Chapman and Plaintiffs' counsel successfully defeated Medtronic's attempts to dismiss Plaintiffs' claims. Ms. Chapman served as the Steering …

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Sat, Nov 15, 2008
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Leading a group of Objectors, Caddell & Chapman opposed final approval of a nationwide class action settlement in a New Mexico case that challenged First Colony's charging of modal premiums to its life insurance customers. Objectors moved to intervene in the case and objected to the settlement as being neither fair, adequate, nor reasonable. Objectors also requested limited discovery into the settlement negotiations between First Colony and Class Plaintiffs because Class Counsel conducted no formal …

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Mon, Sep 15, 2008
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Michael Caddell and John Scofield recently settled the largest tort claim recovery against the State of Nevada in its history. The lawsuit arose from a multiple fatality accident near Las Vegas involving a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper. The trooper was driving his patrol car at 113 mph without activation of emergency lights and siren. The patrol car struck a sedan occupied by five undocumented Mexican residents, which killed four and injured the fifth. In contrast …

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Mon, Sep 01, 2008
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On August 19, 2008, Caddell & Chapman received approval from a Central District of California court of an injunctive relief settlement for class action claims regarding the three largest credit reporting agencies in the nation. On this day, the court issued an order requiring the defendants to fundamentally change their reporting practices regarding consumers with Chapter 7 no‑asset bankruptcies. This change in defendants' reporting practices will require them to finally provide accurate information in millions …

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Tue, Aug 19, 2008
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