As we say goodbye to 2022 and welcome in the new year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect. Let’s take a look at some of Custodio & Dubey’s greatest hits of 2022!Throughout the year, firm co-founder Miguel Custodio continued to be a go-to legal analyst for journalists as the lawsuits surrounding the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the set of ‘Rust’ in late October 2021 continued to unravel. Take a look at some of his analysis, which spans from January to October, in The Washington Post, New York Daily News, The Mercury News and Nicki Swift.In February, after news broke of the historic Remington Arms $73 million settlement with Sandy Hook families, Miguel spoke to New York Daily News, “While this does not change any existing gun laws or gun safety measures, it does show that gun manufacturers need to be extremely careful with how they market their products.”Firm co-founder Vineet Dubey filed a lawsuit against Kroger on behalf of Ecological Alliance LLC in March, continuing the fight against stores selling food products with high lead levels. Vineet filed similar lawsuits against Trader Joe’s and baby food brands such as Gerber and Nurture Inc. (also known as Happy Tot) in 2021. “Retailers need to either spend their own money testing products before they put them on shelves … or they need to have a stringent process in place for their distributors to make sure the products are clean and non-toxic,” Vineet said in an interview with WCPO, an ABC affiliate in Cincinnati where Kroger is headquartered.In August, Miguel and Vineet were featured in Lawdragon, which focuses on their journey from law school classmates to partners in their own personal injury firm. The article details their roots, the firm’s recent growth and their continuous mission to fight for the underdog.There was no shortage of high-profile lawsuits this year. One case that made headlines was a Missouri woman’s $5.2 million settlement against GEICO, her ex-boyfriend’s car insurance company, after she claimed that she got an STD from him after they had sex in his vehicle. In June, Miguel spoke to the Daily Mail, Mirror and Metro about this first-of-its-kind case,
However you choose to celebrate the new year, make sure you’re being safe and mindful of others!