This class action has been concluded. On September 12, 2018, a Consent Dismissal Order was filed with the court registry dismissing all claims.
Settlements have been reached with NEC, Samsung and Sony totaling over $7 million.
Motion to approve Settlement Agreement scheduled for September 21, 2018.
The firm is pleased to congratulate Joe Fiorante on his appointment to Queen’s Counsel. With a talent for identifying and elucidating the perfect storm of variables that precede aviation disasters, Joe is respected both nationally and internationally for his skilled counsel in complex aviation cases. He is also well known for his counsel work on the product liability side of the ledger. Both practice areas tend to involve cross-border issues and Joe is regularly sought after for his understanding of international law and procedure. Joe is also a regular contributor to the SMU Air Law Symposium and the Pacific Northwest aviation law and insurance seminar. A humanitarian at heart, Joe volunteers for the Compassion Fruit Society and he is the current Board Chair of Project Somos Children’s Village, a project focused on building an ecologically and financially sustainable model village in Tecpan, Guatemala to house and nurture abandoned and orphaned children. The group is hoping to create a template that can be used to develop other sustainable villages throughout Guatemala. You need only visit the Somos website and check out those ear to ear grins to see the hope this project has inspired.