Lawyers at DBMS successfully litigate a wide variety of civil cases and argue appeals in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the country.

Transmission Mass Litigation

07/17/2020 to present Client:

Defendant Automotive Manufacturer

Outcome:

Ongoing litigation representing major automotive manufacturer.

DBMS represents a major automotive manufacturer in ongoing mass litigation involving allegedly defective transmissions affecting millions of vehicles manufactured from 2010-2016. ...

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Takata Airbag Mass Litigation

09/01/2019 to present Client:

Defendant Automotive Manufacturer

Outcome:

Ongoing litigation representing major automotive manufacturer.

DBMS presently represents a major automotive manufacturer in ongoing multi-district litigation involving the Takata airbag recalls affecting millions of vehicles. ...

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Portwood v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

01/01/1998 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Class Action Affirmed.

Plaintiffs brought a class action for breach of warranty with respect to allegedly defective vehicles one year after a motion to reconsider the dismissal of the case in another jurisdiction ...

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Bostick, et al v. County of DuPage v. Defendant Construction Company

12/01/1994 Client:

Defendant Construction Company

Outcome:

Defense Verdict; Verdict in favor of client in counterclaim against DuPage County.

DBMS defended the target general contractor in this well-publicized action, the first “sick-building” case tried in Illinois. The case involved two essential claims: a mass tort claim by 130 building ...

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Asbestos Cases

05/05/1993 to present Client:

Defendant Automotive Manufacturers

Outcome:

DBMS presently represents major automotive manufacturers.

DBMS presently represents major automotive manufacturers as defendants in hundreds of cases throughout the State of Illinois against claims that their asbestos-containing friction products caused asbestos-related diseases, including various cancers. ...

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