Law360 mentioned Hartline Barger partners C. Vernon Hartline, Jr., Darrell Barger and Richard Crews in an April 25, 2017 article (sub. req.) reporting a motion made by Fiat Chrysler requesting that consumer suits alleging vehicles were sold with so-called defeat devices that masked their emissions levels be consolidated in multidistrict litigation with suits brought by Texas counties alleging violations of the Texas Clean Air Act.
Hartline Barger managing partner Jeff Patterson was invited to speak at the 2017 ABA/TIPS Emerging Issues In Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation Conference in Phoenix on April 6th and 7th. In addition to giving the conference’s opening presentation on the current trial environment, Jeff Patterson gave his experienced insight on preparing a foreign corporate representative for deposition and trial.