This was a defective product case. Our client was riding a motorcycle with a defective tire/inner tube. The defect caused a tragic wreck, leaving the victim severely injured and permanently incapacitated. This case involved multiple corporate defendants and took several years to complete. The trial was scheduled to last more than a month. It settled soon after the trial began. The case was reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, June 15, 2009, page 29; and February 1, 2010 (front page and listing of largest settlements of 2009 on page 7). This was reportedly the largest settlement in Virginia that year.