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Jeffrey Michael Judd

Jeffrey Judd’s Legal Cases

10 total

  • Int’l Union of Operating Engineers Loc. #68 Welfare Fund v. Merck & Co., Inc

    Practice Area:
    Class Action
    Outcome:
    Certification defeated on appeal to the NJ Supreme Court
    Description:
    Represented Merck & Co., Inc. in a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of third-party payors (i.e., HMOs, insurers, employers, and union welfare funds) that sought damages under the NJ Consumer Fraud Act for alleged misrepresentations about the safety of Vioxx.
  • In re New Jersey Vioxx Litigation

    Practice Area:
    Health Care
    Outcome:
    Negotiated settlement
    Description:
    Served as lead trial counsel representing Merck in connection with economic harm claims by over 80 third-party payors under New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act following decertification of third-party payor class.
  • California Vioxx Coordinated Class Action cases

    Practice Area:
    Class Action
    Outcome:
    Defeated certification.
    Description:
    Represented Merck in connection with coordinated class action cases brought in California Superior Court alleging economic harm arising from Vioxx purchases on behalf of end-user consumers and third-party payors.
  • Kleinman, et al. v. Merck; Martin, et al. v. Merck

    Practice Area:
    Class Action
    Outcome:
    Defeated certification
    Description:
    Served as lead counsel representing Merck in connection with class action cases brought on behalf of end-user consumers alleging economic harm under the NJ Consumer Fraud Act arising from Vioxx purchases.
  • Ford Tire Cases

    Practice Area:
    Class Action
    Outcome:
    Negotiated settlements
    Description:
    Represented Ford Motor Company in the first case selected for a bellweather trial in a consolidation proceeding involving thousands of personal injury and wrongful death actions alleging strict product liability, negligence and violation of various state consumer fraud statutes for damages allegedly arising from rollovers in Ford Explorers equipped with Firestone Wilderness AT tires.
  • Howard, et al. v. Ford Motor Company

    Practice Area:
    Class Action
    Outcome:
    Negotiated settlement after mistrial.
    Description:
    Represented Ford in trial of class action lawsuit for alleged violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law and Consumers’ Legal Remedy Act arising from purported misrepresentations about the safety and reliability of “thick film ignition” systems, which replaced mechanical distributors in over 20 million Ford vehicles built in the 1980s.
  • Federal Grand Jury Investigation Into Maintenance Operations of Major Air Carrier

    Practice Area:
    White Collar Crime
    Outcome:
    Investigation closed without charges.
    Description:
    On behalf of major air carrier, conducted numerous internal investigations and developed evidence and arguments in connection with NTSB investigation of an airplane crash responsible for the deaths of over 80 people, and related US Attorney investigation into whistleblower allegations of illegal maintenance record-keeping activities pertaining to crash aircraft.
  • In the Matter of Market-Timing Investigation

    Practice Area:
    White Collar Crime
    Outcome:
    Negotiated settlement
    Description:
    On behalf of board of directors of a major mutual fund complex, led internal investigation, and assisted in the defense and resolution of allegations of market-timing by various affiliates of a major mutual fund complex accused of engaging in market timing.
  • Investigation of Possible Fraud in Offer or Sale of Mutual Fund Shares

    Practice Area:
    White Collar Crime
    Outcome:
    Negotiated settlement
    Description:
    Represented major mutual fund complex in connection with investigations by the US SEC and the California Attorney General arising from allegations of inadequately disclosed revenue-sharing and directed brokerage practices.
  • Walnut Creek Manor LLC v. Mayhew Center LLC, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Environmental and Natural Resources
    Outcome:
    Settlement through mediation
    Description:
    Represented landowner in post-trial proceedings following adverse verdict in jury trial and in connection with California Regional Water Quality Control Board remedial investigation of PCE contamination.