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Hal J. Kleinman is an experienced litigator who joined Stutman Law in 2016, where he is a member of the mass tort subrogation department. For the past twenty two years, Mr. Kleinman’s practice focused on the area of mass torts and class actions representing of victims of dangerous and defective products including pharmaceutical products, medical devices, motor vehicles, tobacco products, as well as victims of food poisoning. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kleinman practiced law in Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore where his practice concentrated in the area of Complex Litigation, Mass Torts and Class Actions. Mr. Kleinman was appointed to the Class Counsel Management Committee in Cress, et al. v. Sara Lee Corporation, Case No. 98 L 15072 (Cir. Ct., Cook County, Ill.) that resulted in a Nationwide Class Action Settlement. For his work in this matter, Mr. Kleinman was asked to be a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School’s Class Action Controversies Seminar and to discuss the Sara Lee litigation.
Mr. Kleinman has represented thousands of clients in various mass tort Multidistrict Litigations including, MDL-926, In re Silicone Gel Breast Implants Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1014 In re Orthopedic Bone Screw Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1203, In re Diet Drugs (Phen-Fen/Dexfenfluramine) Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1348, In re Rezelin Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1355, In re Propulsid Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1431, In re Baycol Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1477,In re Serzone Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1481, In re Meridia Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1507, In re Prempro Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1596, In re Zyprexa Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1598, In re Ephedra Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1629, In re Neurontin Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation; MDL-1657, In re Vioxx Marketing, Sales Practices and Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1708, In re Guidant Corp. Implantable Defibrillators Prod. Liab. Lit.; MDL-1724, In re Viagra Prod. Liab. Lit.; and MDL-1726, In re Medtronic, Inc., Implantable Defibrillators Prod. Liab. Lit.
Since joining Stutman Law, Mr. Kleinman was lead Counsel and successfully settled the Mass Tort CSAA Fire & Casualty Insurance Company, f/k/a ACA Insurance Company, a/s/o Janet and Wayne Doughty v. Homewerks Worldwide, LLC; Case No. 16 L 67 Consolidated with 16 AR 481 and 16 L 711, filed in the Circuit Court of Lake County, Illinois.  The Mass Tort alleged that the Defendant’s water supply lines were defective due to the use of defective brass that was unreasonably dangerous because the brass alloy contained excessive amounts of zinc which lead to brass parts breaking through stress corrosion cracking (SCC) or dezincification.  In addition, Mr. Kleinman and Mr. Tim Carey were lead Counsel in obtaining a positive decision before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Liberty Mutual Fire Ins. Co., et al. v. EZ-Flo International, Inc., Case No. 17-56523. On December 14, 2017, the Court entered an Order affirming the lower court decision holding that a subrogation mass tort does not qualify as a “mass action” pursuant to the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) 28 U.S.C. § 1332(d)(2) where there are not 100 or more named Plaintiffs.  This ruling clarified the issue in light of the United States Supreme Court decision in Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp., 134 S. Ct. 736 (2014).
Mr. Kleinman graduated from Ithaca College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Industry where he studied classical opera and earned his Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in 1994. He is admitted to practice before all courts in the states of Illinois, Pennsylvania and Maryland; as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, District of Nebraska, District of Maryland; the Seventh, Ninth and Third Circuit Courts of Appeals; and the United States Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Kleinman has also been admitted to practice pro hac vice in numerous state and federal courts around the country.

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The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1994
Ithaca College, B.S., 1990

IL, 1994
PA, 2004
MD, 2013
N.D. IL, 1994
E.D. PA, 2004
W.D. PA, 2011
D.MD, 2013
District of Nebraska, 2004
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2004
7th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1994
3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, 2004
9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2017


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