Matt practices in our Birmingham, Alabama office with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation, medical malpractice and white-collar criminal defense. He represents corporate and individual clients in federal and state courts. Matt has particular experience representing clients in the coal industry on a variety of commercial disputes.
Carter v. Taurus Int’l Mfg., et al., Taurus Pistol Unintended Discharge Case
The firm serves as co-lead counsel in a nationwide product liability class action against firearm manufacturer Taurus alleging design defects in nine pistol models that can result in unintended discharge if the pistol is dropped. Granted final approval from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on July 22, 2016, the settlement’s total possible value has been assessed to be $239 million. The terms of the settlement include a buyback or replacement of almost one million pistols, as well as additional safety training with regards to the defects alleged in the suit. The case is currently on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit by three objectors to the settlement.
Charron v. Sallyport Global Holdings, Inc.
Obtained a $21.1 million dollar verdict against Sallyport Global Holdings, Inc., in a breach of contract valuation case in federal court in New York City. Satisfaction of Judgment. In 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the trial court verdict against Sallyport Global Holdings, Inc. for more than $21 million.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama