Transportation & Logistics
(Tex. App. − Dallas) – Obtained affirmance of an approximately $200 million personal injury judgment in a products liability case against manufacturer Toyota Motor Corp.
(Tex.); (Tex. App. – Corpus Christi) – Obtained unanimous ruling that Texas Central is classified as a railroad company and an interurban electric railway company with eminent-domain authority to build the high-speed train between Houston and Dallas—a ruling that reversed the trial court’s judgment, which had held that Texas Central did not qualify as such; the Texas Supreme Court denied our opponents’ petition for review
(E.D. Mich.) — Defending a leading automobile parts supplier and its affiliates in what has been described as the largest class action multi-district litigation in U.S. courts; we also coordinated with counsel representing the client in parallel litigation in Canada and other countries; V&E negotiated a favorable settlement on behalf of our client in the largest cases and continues to represent the client in remaining claims by other putative classes
Successfully pursued breach of contract claims against a U.S. government prime contractor, a provider of integrated logistics, in an AAA-sponsored international arbitration resulting in recovery of $35 million (net) for the client; this matter was followed by another arbitration in which the client pursued breach damages for a subsequent contract period; recovered, via settlement, another $55 million (net) for client, after succeeding on a motion for summary judgment before the AAA tribunal
(E.D. Tex.) — Represented individual inventors as Plaintiffs in an action against two major automotive manufacturers on patents directed toward truck storage systems
Represented a port warehouse and short-haul trucking company on union matters in ports in California, New Jersey, and Ohio
(Ala. Circ. − Mobile Cnty.); (W.D. Ky.) — Represented one of the nation’s largest railroads in multiple putative class actions and individual toxic tort actions, arising out of a train derailment, in Kentucky state and federal courts and Alabama state court