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Ford Automobiles’ Wiring Damaged by Rodents

Caddell & Chapman is investigating a potential class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company for damages caused by rodents chewing through its vehicles’ wiring.

Like many other large auto manufacturers, Ford uses biodegradable ingredients, including rice hulls and soy, in the wiring systems of certain vehicle models. Although the biodegradable insulation is supposed to be more environmentally friendly and less expensive than traditional insulating material, the wiring system offers something traditional wires do not:  an …

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Polybutylene Pipe

Polybutylene Plumbing Class Action

Michael A. Caddell served as lead counsel in the Polybutylene (PB) plumbing class action. Settled in 1995, this case resulted in over 320,000 homes being completely re-plumbed, repaired, and inspected at no cost to the homeowner.

Polybutylene pipe was developed in the 1970s as a low-cost alternative to metal pipe. Made from a petrochemical refining byproduct, the plastic pipes were marketed as resistant to wear and tear, unaffected by corrosion, and easy to maintain and …

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Could PG&E be at fault for starting the wildfires that have devastated Sonoma Country?

PG&E Wine Country Wildfires Lawsuits

The wildfires that burned across the California Wine Country in October 2017 have become one of the worst disasters in California history. 44 people are dead; more than 150,000 acres have been burned; and more than 14,700 homes, 728 businesses, and 3,600 vehicles were damaged or destroyed. Over half a dozen fires burned in eight counties—including the Atlas and Nuns fires in Napa County, the Tubbs fire in Sonoma County, the Redwood fire in Mendocino …

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Caddell & Chapman represents plaintiffs nationwide in class action lawsuits and other complex litigation.

Caddell & Chapman Obtains Final Approval of FCRA Settlement

Caddell & Chapman, along with co-counsel Devin Fok of DHF Law, P.C., recently obtained final approval of a class action settlement in Hawkins v. S2Verify, No. 3:15-cv-03502-WHA, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. On May 5, 2017, Judge William Alsup entered the order finally approving the settlement, which will pay each of the approximately 4,295 class members a cash payment of more than $176. The Court found the settlement reached …

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