Representative Cases

  • Andrews, et al. v. DePuy Orthopedics, Inc. (United States District Court, Northern District of Texas) – We were part of the trial team that won a $1.04 billion verdict on behalf of six plaintiffs who were injured by a defective DePuy/Johnson & Johnson Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant.  The trial in Dallas, Texas lasted eight weeks and ended with a $1.04 billion award to the six plaintiffs and their spouses. 

  • Peterson, et al. v. DePuy Orthopedics, Inc. (United States District Court, Northern District of Texas) – We were part of the trial team that won a $502 million on behalf of five plaintiffs who were injured by a defective DePuy/Johnson & Johnson Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant. The trial in Dallas, Texas lasted eight weeks and ended with a $502 million award to the five plaintiffs and their spouses.

  • In Re: DePuy Orthopedics ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio) – We helped negotiate a $2.5 billion settlement of 8,000 cases involving a defective metal-on-metal hip implant. Judge David A. Katz appointed Ken Seeger and Brian Devine to the Settlement Oversight Committee to help implement the settlement. 

  • Kransky v. DePuy Orthopedics, Inc. (Los Angeles County Superior Court) – We were part of the trial team that won an $8.3 million verdict on behalf of Loren Kransky, a victim of DePuy’s defective ASR metal-on-metal hip implant. The trial in Los Angeles, California lasted six weeks and ended with an $8.3 million award to Mr. Kransky that was fully upheld on appeal.

  • Anderson, et al. v. CitiApartments, Inc., et al. (San Francisco Superior Court) – Ken Seeger and Brian Devine were appointed Class Counsel in four separate lawsuits in which he represented hundreds of tenants whose security deposits were illegally withheld by San Francisco’s largest landlord. We secured settlements of $1 million on behalf of the Class Members. 

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  • In Re: DePuy Pinnacle Hip System Cases. (California Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding No. 4662) – We were appointed by Judge Mary E. Wiss as lead plaintiffs’ counsel for all the California cases coordinated in California Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding No. 4662.  

  • In Re: Zicam Cold Remedy Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2096, United States District Court for the District of Arizona).  We were appointed by Federal Judge Fredrick J. Martone to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee.  Seeger Salvas handled all aspects of the case, resulting in a multi-million dollar global settlement.

  • Kopstein v. Guidant – We won a defense verdict after trial on behalf of a Fortune 500 company in a suit brought by a minority shareholder relating to the sale of a subsidiary seeking tens of millions of dollars in alleged damages.

  • Individuals v. Corporation – We won a confidential $3 million settlement on behalf of individual investors in a breach of fiduciary duty and fraud suit against their former corporate partner, a private equity firm.

  • Large Corporation v. Insurance Company – We won a confidential $3.3 million settlement on behalf of a public traded corporation in an insurance bad faith suit relating to intellectual property coverage.

  • Large Corporation v. Insurance Company – We won a confidential $2.5 million settlement on behalf of a public traded corporation in an insurance bad faith suit relating to intellectual property coverage.

  • Large Corporation v. Construction Companies – We won a confidential $3.2 million settlement on behalf of a Fortune 500 corporation in a construction defect and product liability suit.

  • Noguchi v. Guidant Corporation – We won a defense judgment on behalf of a Fortune 500 company following motion for summary judgment in a suit brought by a former employee alleging violation of stock option agreement and wrongful termination.

  • In re: Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1407 – We were National Settlement Counsel for Chattem, Inc., a publicly-traded consumer products company, and we successfully negotiated and implemented a national class action settlement involving hundreds of PPA cases valued at approximately $100 million.

  • Individuals v. Pharmaceutical Corporation – We won a confidential $1.25 million settlement on behalf of a family whose child was injured by an FDA-approved prescription drug.

  • Individuals v. Medical Device Corporation – We won a confidential $5.3 million settlement on behalf of dozens of people injured by an FDA-approved implanted medical device.

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