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Ford 6.0 Liter Diesel Engine Class Action

Caddell & Chapman served as lead counsel in In re Navistar Diesel Engine Products Liability Litigation, an MDL proceeding (Case No. MDL-2223) consolidating some 35 cases from around the country against Ford in the Northern District of Illinois federal court in Chicago. The case involved defective diesel engines used by Ford in certain model pickup trucks and vans. Caddell & Chapman attorneys Michael Caddell and Cynthia Chapman, and their co‑counsel, negotiated a settlement package …

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

Mitsubishi Products Liability Settlement

In Houston, Texas, a woman died after her Mitsubishi sedan was struck from behind and burst into flames. Michael Caddell and John Scofield successfully represented the mother of the decedent in a products liability lawsuit in which it was alleged that the car’s unreasonably dangerous design had caused the post‑collision fuel fed fire. The terms of the settlement are confidential.…

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

Bridgestone/Firestone Tire Defect Lawsuit

Michael Caddell and Cynthia Chapman were successful in bringing about a positive resolution to a products liability lawsuit against Bridgestone Firestone. The lawsuit alleged that a catastrophic accident in Mexico involving deaths of two children was the result of a defective tire. On August 7, 2007, the settlement was approved by the Court. (Note: Under the terms of the settlement, the firm cannot state the amount of the settlement.)…

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

Settlement for Catastrophic House Fire

Caddell & Chapman successfully represented the family of a young girl in a products liability lawsuit against an international electronics corporation. The lawsuit alleged that an electronic appliance failed and caused a house fire. The fire had started in a children’s bedroom, and a young girl sleeping on a top bunk received terrible second and third degree burn injuries to roughly one-third of her body. The product manufacturer agreed that the fire began in the …

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