FeganScott Files Lawsuit on Behalf of E-Bike Owners Against Rad Power Bikes Over Alleged Defective Design that Poses Serious Safety Risks
On September 15, 2023, FeganScott filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of consumers against Rad Power Bikes claiming the popular electric bike manufacturer sold thousands of e-bikes with a faulty design that puts riders and passengers at risk of serious injury.
The lawsuit focuses on the faulty design of the e-bikes based on the bikes’ heavy weight, fork design and quick release parts. The lawsuit alleges that the defective design can cause the front wheel to disengage from the bike frame while in operation, leading to increased instability, wobbling and even complete dismantling of the bike, sending riders into high-speed crashes.
Most concerning about the faulty design, the e-bikes are marketed to be able to meet speeds of 20 miles per hour or more, making it critical that the manufacturer warn consumers immediately of the bikes’ risks and provide a comprehensive remedy to prevent catastrophic accidents.
According to Elizabeth Fegan, managing partner of FeganScott, Rad Power Bikes knew about the defective design for years, but continued to develop and sell its e-bike products.
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Major Chemical Companies Agree to Pay Multibillion Settlements
In two recent wins for consumers, major chemical companies – 3M, DuPont, Chemours and Corteva – have agreed to pay multibillion settlements to resolve claims that they contaminated drinking water across the nation with ‘forever chemicals’ known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.
During settlement negotiations, FeganScott’s Beth Fegan played an integral role in protecting the interests of class members who will be required to test for certain PFAS as a result of the four companies’ actions and remediate as necessary.
FeganScott Attorneys Recognized in 30th Edition of Best Lawyers Ratings Guide
FeganScott is proud to announce that founding partners Elizabeth Fegan and Timothy Scott have been named to the 30th edition of the Best Lawyers in America attorney ratings guide.
For the second consecutive year, Elizabeth was awarded the rating in the Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs category for her advocacy on behalf of consumers who’ve suffered damages or injury caused by a defective product. Tim was awarded the rating in the Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs category for the third consecutive year for his exceptional track record representing victims of automobile, pedestrian, and workplace accidents. The Best Lawyers in America guide is based on rigorous peer-review surveys as well as client evaluations and recognizes only the top 5% of elite lawyers in the nation across 150 practice areas.
Alongside Beth and Tim, FeganScott attorneys Jonathan Lindenfeld and Megan Shannon were named to the fourth edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list. Both were selected for their work on behalf of plaintiffs, with Jonathan being recognized in the product liability litigation category and Megan in the mass tort and class action litigation category. The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list spotlights associates and lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding excellence in private practice.
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Hyundai, Kia Theft Class-Action Lawsuit Reaches Settlement Valued at More Than $200 Million
On May 18, 2023, a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit brings benefits valued at more than $200 million to owners of Hyundai and Kia vehicles rendered vulnerable to theft following the automakers’ failure to install basic security measures, according to lead class counsel at Hagens Berman, Baron & Budd, Fegan Scott and Humphrey, Farrington & McClain who the court-appointed to lead this case.
The lawsuit stems from the automakers’ failure to equip 2011-2022 models with an immobilizer, a common antitheft device in modern cars which prevents most vehicles from being started unless a code is transmitted from the vehicle’s smart key. The lack of immobilizer in affected vehicles spawned viral “Kia Challenge” TikTok videos demonstrating simple measures “Kia Boys” take to steal affected Hyundai and Kia vehicles using only a common USB charging cord or similar metal object to start the engine.
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FeganScott Named Consumer Protection Law Firm of the Year at The National Law Journal’s 2023 Elite Trial Lawyers Awards
FeganScott is proud to announce that it has been named Law Firm of the Year in the consumer protection category at The National Law Journal’s 2023 Elite Trial Lawyers Awards. FeganScott was selected for its exemplary work serving as a powerful legal ally for consumers, notably in its case against TikTok, in which it secured a groundbreaking $92 million settlement last year.
“We’re honored to receive this prestigious recognition from The National Law Journal,” said Elizabeth Fegan, managing partner of FeganScott. “This achievement is a testament to our team’s collective expertise and unwavering commitment to pursuing justice on behalf of our clients.”
Since its inception in 2019, FeganScott has established itself as a trusted advocate for consumers across the nation, leading class action cases against corporate giants like Allergan, Hyundai and 3M. The firm made history last year after it secured a groundbreaking $92 million settlement in its case against TikTok. The settlement, one of the largest in data privacy class action cases, resolved claims that the popular video-sharing app illegally collected, used, and stored users’ data without their consent. In addition to creating a cash fund to be distributed among class members, the settlement required TikTok to create a data privacy training and compliance program for employees and contractors.
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