Asbestos defendant that fought hundreds of Gori suits appears to have escaped Madison County
David Chizewer, a principal in the firm's Litigation practice group, was recently written about in the Madison-St. Clair Record on MadisonRecord.com for his work defending Avocet Enterprises.
Avocet had been sued 415 times by asbestos lawyer Randy Gori in Madison County, Wisconsin, but testimony given provided no reasons to think that Avocet products were present or involved in any incidents. “Avocet was named as part of a reflexive pattern of conduct, with the hope of increasing the probability of having at least some defendants who would offer a settlement rather than incur the cost of defense,” Chizewer wrote.
Gori stopped suing Avocet when Chizewer moved for sanctions to recover the money Avocet had paid to defend itself.