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Draths and Healy Expose Fraudulent Identity Scheme in $10 million Personal Injury Case


Faced with a $10 million demand and a narrow window before trial in a multi-plaintiff personal injury case, Pretzel & Stouffer partners, Tom Draths and Pat Healy, were called on to defend their clients on short notice. Tom and Pat got to work immediately, identifying inconsistencies in plaintiffs’ theories and red-flags in their backgrounds. Through their diligent investigation, Tom and Pat were able to demonstrate that plaintiffs were engaged in a scheme in which they were using aliases to portray themselves as different, younger, and more injured individuals than they truly were. With dispositive motions pending, the allegedly-injured plaintiffs abandoned their 8-figure demand and their case altogether.

August 2019