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Consumer Product Company Secures Voluntary Dismissal in Putative Class Case

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Industry: Consumer Products

Key Facts

  • 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

The Situation

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.

The Approach

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.

The Outcome

Our client obtained a voluntary dismissal of the entire action, thus saving thousands of dollars in defense costs alone.  

Supporting Professionals

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.