Experience

Kuzian/Lederer/Bovero/Waters v. Electrolux Home Products

Defended Electrolux Home Products in five putative class actions in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey seeking economic losses under various New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California consumer statutes and common law causes of action arising from alleged defects in ice makers in various refrigerator-freezer appliances.

Nemeth v. Electrolux Home Products

Defended Electrolux Home Products in federal court consumer class action asserting economic losses arising from alleged misrepresentations and omissions concerning ice makers in bottom-mount French door refrigerator-freezers.  Plaintiffs asserted claims under the UCL, FAL, CLRA and various state and federal warranty claims.

CFO of Publicly Traded Company

Represented current CFO of a publicly traded company in connection with internal disputes and issues with regard to public filings and SEC inquiries. 

Omstead v. Dell

We defended Dell in federal court consumer class action alleging UCL, FAL, CLRA, Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act and common law claims arising from allegedly fraudulent marketing and advertising of notebook computers.  We obtained early order compelling enforcement of class-waiver arbitration clause in consumer adhesion contracts and then dismissal for lack of prosecution.  The matter has settled, pending court approval of the settlement agreement.

Toyota Unintended Acceleration Economic Loss Class Actions

Co-lead defense counsel for Toyota in federal multidistrict proceedings alleging a putative nationwide class of vehicle owners who claim economic losses stemming from diminution of resale value due to purported concealed defects in electronic throttle control systems.  Plaintiffs asserted claims under the UCL, FAL, CLRA and various statutory warranty and common law claims.