Special Master, Mediation, and
Settlement Allocation Assignments

Below you'll read about Randi’s role in numerous complex civil actions and mass tort cases spanning a number of different practice areas. Either as a Special Master, mediator, or as a settlement master, Randi employs resolution tactics gained through her experience and during her studies at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.

    • In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Litigation, MDL No. 2545 (N.D. Ill. J.P.M.L.) - Product Liability

      Court-Appointed Settlement Master concerning products liability claims alleging arterial cardiovascular injuries or injuries related to blood clots in the veins as a result of taking prescription testosterone replacement therapy drugs.

    • Mass Depakote Litigation, 12-cv-52, etc. (S.D. Ill.) - Pharmaceutical

      Court-Appointed Mediator related litigation pending nationwide for claims alleging birth defects arising out of pharmaceutical use.

    • In re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drosporenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Litigation, MDL No. 2100 (S.D. Ill. J.P.M.L.) - Product Liability

      Court-Appointed Mediator and Special Master concerning products liability claims arising out of contraceptive use.

    • In re: Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2385 (S.D. Ill. J.P.M.L.) - Pharmaceutical

      Court-Appointed Special Master for mediation and for allocation; allocated $650 million settlement fund to claimants alleging injuries related to anticoagulant pharmaceutical use; mediated and allocated Common Benefit Fees and Expenses

    • In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, MDL No. 2179 (E.D. La. J.P.M.L.) - Settlement Allocation

      Court-Appointed Mediator for personal injury claims; appointed Court-Designated Neutral for resolution of various matters; developed methodology for allocating $2.3 billion settlement fund to thousands of Gulf of Mexico seafood harvesters who alleged economic damage as a result of the BP oil rig disaster

    • Risperdal and Invega Product Liability Cases (Pa. and Ca.) - Pharmaceutical

      Mediator for actions pending in state courts alleging personal injury arising out of pharmaceutical use

    • McClurg et al v. Mallinckrodt, Inc, et al., 4:12-CV-00361 (E.D. Mo.) - Mediation

      Court-Appointed Mediator for consolidated actions seeking damages for injuries allegedly sustained as a result of multiple decades of exposure to hazardous, toxic, and radioactive substances.

    • Medtronic Infuse Litigation - Product Liability

      Mediator for products liability claims arising out of bone graft product use; as well as Court-Appointed Special Master for allocation of aggregate settlement fund.

    • In re: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation (Vaginal Mesh) - Product Liability

      Mediator concerning products liability claims arising out of vaginal mesh use; serving as Court-Appointed Special Master to allocate aggregate settlement fund; also Special Master allocating settlement funds for claims against CR Bard, Covidien, Boston Scientific and Ethicon.

    • Avandia Deceptive Marketing Litigation (multiple jurisdictions) - Pharmaceutical

      Mediator for products liability claims by certain attorneys general arising out of allegations of deceptive marketing of diabetes pharmaceutical.

    • In re: Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2047 (E.D. La. J.P.M.L.) - Product Liability

      Assisted the Special Master with allocation responsibilities for $1.1 billion in settlement for a case in which homeowners alleged defendants were responsible for the installation of defective drywall; served as Court-Appointed Mediator; secured commitments from more than 600 defendants to global settlement.

    • St. Jude Medical Spinal Cord Stimulator Products (multiple jurisdictions) - Mediation

      Mediator and allocation neutral for claims arising out of the use of spinal cord stimulator systems.

    • In Re: Swift Energy Company, et al., 13-05552 (E.D. La) - Mediation

      Mediator and settlement administrator for claims alleging property damage from oil release to oyster leases.

    • In re: Denture Products Liability Litigation - Settlement Allocation

      Selected by group of settling products liability plaintiffs to allocate aggregate settlement fund.

    • In re: FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Products Liability Litigation - Settlement Allocation

      Deputy Special Master in federal Multidistrict Litigation case to allocate multiple settlement funds to several thousand claimants who alleged chemical exposure while occupying temporary housing after Hurricane Katrina.

    • Ian Pollard, et al. v. Remington Arms Co., et al. - Product Liability

      Mediator for products liability claims arising out of gun use.

    • Jeff Simmons, et al. v. Sabine River Authority of Louisiana, et al., 2:11-cv-00588 (W.D. La.) - Settlement Allocation

      Special Master; allocated class settlement funds to claimants who alleged that they had suffered flood damages due to the opening of a nearby dam.

    • John Burford, et al. v. Cargill, Inc., 05-0283 (W.D. La.) - Product Liability

      Assisted Special Master to disburse nationwide class settlement funds to thousands of farmers in 47 states who used allegedly defective dairy feed product.

    • Jane Doe No. 1, et al. v. The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, d/b/a The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al., 24-C-13-00141 ( - Medical Malpractice

      Mediator for claims arising out of claims of physician misconduct.

    • Noretta Thomas, et al. v. A. Wilbert & Sons, L.L.C., et al., 55,127 (La. 18th J.D.C.) - Negligence

      Special Master; allocated class settlement funds to several thousands of residents of and visitors to trailer park in settlement with trailer park owner for ground water contamination claims; Special Master to allocate attorneys’ fees; appointed Special Master to allocate class settlement funds to several thousand landowners in.

    • Toussaint Battley, Sr., et al. v. Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury, et al., 41,792 (La. 18th J.D.C. - Settlement Allocation

      Special Master; allocated class settlement funds to property owners damaged by flood.

    • Carey C. Abbott, et al v. Waste Management, Inc., et al., 87,182 (La. 21st J.D.C.) - Settlement Allocation

      Special Master; allocated settlement funds to residents affected by environmental contamination.

    • Mark S. Creech, et al. v. Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc., 61,236 (La. 18th J.D.C.) - Settlement Allocation

      Special Master to allocate settlement funds to insurance policyholders in class action requesting payment reimbursement.

    • Keisha Desselle, et al. v. Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc., 2010-5885 (La. 12th J.D.C.) - Settlement Allocation

      Special Master to allocate settlement funds to insurance policyholders in class action requesting payment reimbursement.

    • Rita H. Holzenthal, et al. v. Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, 2001-16969 (La. C.D.C.) - Settlement Allocation

      Assisted Special Master to allocate settlement to persons allegedly affected by New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board project.

    • Kristen M. Rhodes v. BG Estate Servs., Inc., et al., 2001-18355 (La. C.D.C.) - Settlement Allocation

      Assisted Special Master to allocate class settlement funds to persons allegedly affected by mold exposure.

    • Arthur Schexnayder, Jr., et al. v. Entergy Louisiana, Inc., et al., 28,907 (La. 23rd J.D.C.) - Settlement Allocation

      Assisted Special Master to allocate class settlement funds to property owners in more than 20 parishes against utility company for alleged trespass claims.

    • Ivan Guidry, et al. v. City of Denham Springs, 28,907 (La. 21st J.D.C.) - Settlement Allocation

      Assisted Court-Appointed Arbitrator to allocate settlement funds among claimants who were allegedly affected by wastewater contamination.

    • In re Honeywell, July 20, 2003 Chlorine Release, 511,626 (La. 19th J.D.C.) - Settlement Allocation

      Assisted Special Master to allocate class settlement funds to several thousand persons allegedly affected by two separate releases from a chemical plant; assisted Special Master to allocate attorneys’ fees.

    • Paul Thompson, et al v. Williams Companies, Inc. et al and Bailey, et al v. Williams Olefins, LLC, et al., 72,701 (La. 18th J.D. - Settlement Allocation

      Special Master for settlement and allocation for claims arising out of personal injuries from plant explosion.