Settlement Spares Client Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuits
Our client, the CEO of a chemical manufacturer, faced lawsuits of $60 million from some 200 plaintiffs following the catastrophic release of intermediate organic chemicals at a the company’s plant in Western New York.
Our attorneys successfully moved for dismissal against many of the claimants, reducing the number of plaintiffs by more than a third, and then, succeeded in having all of the common law claims for damages and personal injury, including for medical monitoring, dismissed. We have worked out a settlement – signed by the remaining plaintiffs — for less than one half of one percent of the original claim.
Finalization of that settlement awaits only Medicare Secondary Payer law compliance.
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