On litigation and arbitration matters, representative clients include Continental Building Products, Inc. (product liability and commercial litigation); Robert Bosch Tool Company (product liability counseling); Lafarge North America Inc. (product liability, mass tort, and complex commercial litigation and arbitration); Icynene Corporation (product liability); Pangborn Corporation (product liability and insurance matters); and CNA Insurance Companies (insurance coverage litigation). Mr. Raffman’s recent representations include:
- A major cement manufacturing company in maritime mass tort litigation alleging that a breakaway barge caused floodwall breaches during Hurricane Katrina resulting in massive flooding of the New Orleans area, resulting in a defense verdict.
- A major health insurance company in class action litigation involving allegations of consumer fraud in connection with its managed care products, resulting in denial of class certification and a favorable settlement of individual claims.
- A large building products manufacturer in class action litigation involving allegations that the company marketed defective Chinese-manufactured drywall, resulting in a dismissal with prejudice.
- Multiple building products companies as national coordinating counsel for product liability and mass tort matters and in connection with advising on potential transactions.
Mr. Raffman is a member of Litigation Counsel of America. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute.