The AmLaw Litigation Daily reported
October 30, 2014 that although two federal appeals courts and the U.S. Supreme Court have all refused to block consumer class actions over allegedly mold-prone Whirlpool Corp. washing machines, Thursday of last week a Cleveland federal jury rejected claims that the company is liable. Michael Williams
of Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell
teamed up with lawyers from Bartlit Beck. In that case, Ohio plaintiffs sought class wide damages of about $66 million alleging breach of warranty. There are more cases pending nationally with potential liability in excess of $1 billion. Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell led in managing discovery, briefing, and in trial preparations. Lawyers from Nelson Mullins and Vorys Sater also represented the company.