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Complex Settlements

In re J.T. Thorpe, Inc., et al. (2006) Bankruptcy Court Case No. LA02-14216-BB
District Court Case No. CV 05-2412-SJO

Kazan McClain settled the J.T. Thorpe Inc. case for over $300 million for thousands of claimants with 7 separate settlements for major insurance companies and defendant/insured.  Settled with St. Paul Insurance Co. as part of this settlement for $115 million.  Charles Renfrew was Futures Rep.


In re Thorpe Insulation Co., et al. Bankruptcy Court Case No. 2:07-bk-19271-BB
District Court Case No. 2:08-cv-06836-DSF

Settled for over $650 million with 15 separate insurance companies for thousands of present and future claimants. Swiss Re settlement was for $260 million. Charles Renfrew was Futures Rep.


In re Plant Insulation Company (2012) – Bankruptcy Court Case No. 09-31347 TEC – District Court Case – OneBeacon Insurance Company, et al. v. Plant Insulation Company, et al. (District Court Case No. C 14-01200 RS) 

Settled for over $335 million with Fireman’s Fund paying $69 million and ACE paying $70,000.  Charles Renfrew was Future’s Rep.


In re Western Asbestos Company, et al. (2003) – Bankruptcy Court Case No. 02-46284 T – District Court Case No. 3:03-CV-00989-MJJ 

Kazan McClain settled the Western coverage and bankruptcy case on behalf of tens of thousands of claimants for over $2.25 billion with separate negotiated settlements with more than 6 major insurance companies and defendant/insured .  Charles Renfrew participated as Futures Rep.  Mediations were in front of The Honorable Eugene Lynch of JAMS and The Honorable William Cahill of JAMS.
Other complex litigation cases settled on behalf of thousands of plaintiffs for over $1 billion:


In re: Complex Asbestos Litigation, Cal. Case No. 607734-9A (1991)
David McClain was the elected Plaintiffs’ Coordinator amongst at least 20 plaintiff firms during all pretrial matters in the consolidation of 540 individual asbestos victims’ cases.  All but 6 cases settled.


Ahearn, et al. v. Fibreboard Corporation, Continental Casualty Company and Pacific Indemnity Company, Civil Action No. 6:93cv526, E.D.Tex., Tyler Division; upheld in Ahearn v. Fibreboard Corp., 162 F.R.D. 505 (E.D.Tex.1995); overturned in Ortiz v. Fibreboard Corp. 527 U.S. 815 (1999).

David McClain and his partner Steven Kazan, one of four lead counsel in this class action, achieved over 3 billion in settlement funds for a class of tens of thousands of asbestos victims.


Georgine v. Amchem Products, Inc., 83 F.3d 610, 615 (3d Cir. 1996) aff’d sub nom. Amchem Products, Inc. v. Windsor 521 U.S. 591 (1997)   


In Re: Asbestos Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 875 (Steven Kazan of the Kazan McClain firm was a founding member of the original Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee.)


Lead or Co-Lead Counsel U.S. Bankruptcy Courts


In re: ACandS, District of Delaware, Case No. 02-12687(PJW)

In re: Armstrong World Industries, Inc., District of Delaware, Case No. 00-4471(JKF)

In re: The Budd Company, Inc., Northern District of Illinois, Case No. 14-11873

In re: Combustion Engineering, Inc., District of Delaware, Case No. 03-10495(MFW)

In re: Congoleum Corporation, District of New Jersey, Case No. 03-51524(KCF)

In re: Energy Future Holdings Corporation, et al., District of Delaware Case No. 14-10979 (CSS)

In re: Federal Mogul Global, Inc., T&N Limited, District of Delaware, Case No. 01-10578(JKF)

In re: The Flintkote Company, District of Delaware, Case No. 04-11300(JKF)

In re: Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC, Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte Division, Case No. 10-31607

In re: Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, District of Delaware, Case No. 02-10429(PJW)

In re: ABB Lummus Global, Inc., District of Delaware, Case No. 06-10401-JKF

In re: Motors Liquidation Corporation fka General Motors Corporation, Southern District of New York, Case No. 09-50026(REG)

In re: North American Refractories Company (NARCO), Western District of Pennsylvania, Case No. 02-20198-20

In re: Owens Corning, District of Delaware, Case No. 00-03837(JKF)

Special Electric Company, Inc., Eastern District of Wisconsin, Case No. 04-25471-MDM

In re: T H Agriculture & Nutrition LLC, Southern District of New York, Case No. 08-14692 (REG)

In re: In re: USG Corporation, District of Delaware, Case No. 01-2094(JKF) and Case No. 01-2104(JKF)

In re: W.R. Grace & Co., District of Delaware, Case No. 01-1139(JKF)

In re: Global Technologies, Inc., Case No. 02-21626JKF thru 02-21642 and 02-21649 thru 02-21654JKF (Jointly Administered)

In re: Lac D’Amiante du Quebec Ltee., et al., Case No. 05-20521-C-11

In re: The Muralo Company, Inc., Case No. 03-26723(MS) 


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