- Putative class action filed in Florida
- Client had no corporate or operational presence in Florida
- No evidence that any alleged activities relating to a conspiracy occurred in Florida
Our client, a manufacturer of products that require compliance with UL standards, was sued in a putative class action claiming a conspiracy in an attempt to evade the standards.
After evaluating the complaint, it was determined that the best and most efficient approach would be to file a motion to dismiss without engaging in any discovery. Utilizing the Federal rules, we filed a motion to dismiss on the grounds that the Florida court had no jurisdiction over our client.
Our client obtained a voluntary dismissal of the entire action, thus saving thousands of dollars in defense costs alone.
Dan Herling, a Member in the firm’s Litigation Practice, has worked with this client and its parent company for over two decades, consistently obtaining successful results.