This high-profile case concerned a $20 million claim against a large garment manufacturer accused of slave labor practices and other labor law violations. It was alleged that defendant, a garment manufacturer, knowingly allowed Thai immigrant workers to become imprisoned and forced to construct garments for the various defendants. Wellman & Warren’s client, who was a subcontractor of Mervyn’s, had subcontracted with another company for construction of the garments and had no knowledge or any reason to believe that its subcontractor was using illegal labor. Its subcontractor was sending out garments in the middle of the night to a third subcontractor, having them constructed during the night, and returning the garments by the following morning. Wellman & Warren was able to settle the case and extricate its client from the case at an early stage.