Class Action, Client Results, Notable Cases, Toxic Tort, Transportation

Shepherd v. General Chemical, Union Tank Car et al., State Court. Voluntary Dismissal.

May 3, 1995

Defended owner of tank car manufacturing company in a class action involving a chemical plume over residential and commercial area, resulting in shelter in place orders, personal injury, property damage and lost profit claims. The Court approved a $180 million class settlement, but we were able to secure a voluntary dismissal for no payment.  This matter involved over 22,000 people seeking medical treatment, with an estimated class of 50,000, and was filed in state court in Contra Costa County, Cal.

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