Michael Caddell and Cynthia Chapman were lead counsel for 26 passengers who were killed and/or injured in a tragic bus accident near Brownsville, Texas. A school bus was being used to transport workers from Mexico to a clothing manufacturing plant when the bus swerved to avoid a collision. The brakes failed, the bus turned over in a drainage ditch, and the maquilladora workers drowned. The bus was in poor condition and had not been properly maintained by the company. All of the dead and injured came from one village in Mexico about 20 miles south of Brownsville. After Cynthia Chapman successfully fought efforts to have the suit dismissed on forum non conveniens grounds all the way to the Texas Supreme Court, the case settled for $30 million two weeks into trial.
Class action lawyers representing plaintiffs nationwide in consumer protection, product defect, FCRA, and other complex cases. Both Michael Caddell and Cynthia Chapman have been named by LawDragon as two of the “500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America.” All Caddell & Chapman lawyers have been recognized by SuperLawers as outstanding in their field.