San Francisco lawyers rescued Wal-Mart and a group of pet food manufacturers on Monday from a class action that could have led to millions of dollars in damages. A federal judge in Nevada granted a motion by the defense to pre-emptively deny certification to a class of plaintiffs that would have spanned eight states. Squire, Sanders & Dempsey of counsel Evan Nadel, who with partner Mark Goodman represented Wal-Mart, said a pre-emptive motion is "particularly potent," because it can eliminate exposure early on.
Wal-Mart Cuts Class Off at the Pass in Pet Food Case
March 18, 2009