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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 …

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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Caddell & Chapman wins jury verdict, judgment for business client

Firm attorneys Mike Caddell, Cynthia Chapman, and Ben Wickert recently tried a case to a jury in the 430th District Court of Hidalgo County, Texas, as lead counsel on behalf of firm client Valley Builders Supply, Inc. The jury rendered a verdict of $93,528 in pecuniary damages, $1.8 million in reputation damages, and $10 million in exemplary damages as a result of defamatory statements made by defendant Innovative Block of South Texas, Ltd.  The verdict …

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AT&T Class Action Settlement

Judge Susan Illston of the Northern District of California submitted an order granting final approval of a nationwide class settlement on behalf of more than 23 million AT&T class members. Plaintiffs Joy Nwabueze and Amelia Terry alleged that there had been unauthorized charges on their bills placed by billing aggregators on behalf of third-party providers and collection services. AT&T refused to acknowledge any wrongdoing and vigorously defended its actions.

Caddell & Chapman began as Co-Lead …