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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Purchase of Office Park
Represented the Dilweg Companies in the joint-venture purchase of an office in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. more
Innovative strategic alliance for Acuity Brands Lighting Inc.
Represented Acuity Brands Lighting Inc, one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures and related products and services, in connection more
ERISA asset management for a large financial institution
Assisted a large financial institution with all aspects of a transaction to enhance the anticipated long-term return of its pension plan by a private more
Products liability litigation for manufacturing company
The firm served as lead counsel in defending claims based on breach of warranty and negligence allegedly resulting in an explosion at a North more