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Construction Accident Settlement

Michael Caddell and John Scofield settled a Dallas County action arising from a construction accident. Under the weight of wet concrete, an elevated platform collapsed on top of a construction worker resulting in injuries that ultimately caused his death. In less than a year after the incident, the firm resolved most of the family’s claims, and the firm successfully concluded the litigation within 18 months of the accident.…

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Caddell & Chapman represents plaintiffs nationwide in class actions and other complex litigation.

Kia Motors Horsepower Misrepresentation

Michael Caddell, Cynthia Chapman, and John Scofield, in conjunction with several other law firms, successfully resolved a national class action against Kia Motors America, Inc. The class action pertained to Kia’s misstatement of the horsepower on its Optima for the 2001 and 2002 model years. The resulting settlement provided a cash fund for the benefit of the class.…

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Caddell & Chapman represents plaintiffs nationwide in class action lawsuits and other complex litigation.

Air Bag Product Liability Lawsuit

In Hidalgo County, Texas, Michael Caddell, Cynthia Chapman, and John Scofield settled a product liability lawsuit against General Motors pertaining to the air bag system of its 1992 Geo Metro. Plaintiffs alleged that the Metro’s air bag caused a driver’s death following a side impact collision; the air bag should not have deployed or, in the alternative, that the Metro’s air bag system was overly aggressive.…

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Caddell & Chapman represents plaintiffs nationwide in class action lawsuits and other complex litigation.

Maquilladora Bus Accident

Michael Caddell and Cynthia Chapman were lead counsel for 26 passengers who were killed and/or injured in a tragic bus accident near Brownsville, Texas. A school bus was being used to transport workers from Mexico to a clothing manufacturing plant when the bus swerved to avoid a collision. The brakes failed, the bus turned over in a drainage ditch, and the maquilladora workers drowned.  The bus was in poor condition and had not been properly …

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