Mr. Collins obtained a mulitmillion dollar settlement (The amount of the settlement is protected from disclosure by a confidentiality agreement, against Garden Way.) In this case, an airline mechanic’s right hand was partially amputated by a chipper-shredding machine. The law firm was able to establish that the chipper-shredder was defective, as it inconsistently had a tendency to pull partially-extruded material back into the cutting chamber from the debris that shot out of the grinder. Garden Way knew of the problem and had replicated it in tests, but the corporation made a decision not to warn the public of the defect.