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Product Liability

Experience

  • Significant trial experience and successes representing major manufacturers in complex tort cases in over 30 states
  • Successfully handled cases involving a variety of product liability, toxic tort and personal injury litigation claims
  • In mediations and facilitations, ┬áthe strength of our coordinated team effort has positioned our clients to achieve favorable settlement results in high exposure cases

Types of Products Defended

  • Appliances
  • Automobiles
  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals
  • Connected Products
  • Consumer Products
  • Food Products & Packaging
  • Household Appliances
  • Medical Devices & Equipment
  • Pharmaceuticals

Product Defense Expertise

  • Product design process and decision making
  • Development of due-diligence product facts
  • Regulatory aspects of product design, development, manufacturing and distribution
  • Detailed analysis of product performance
  • Proven ability to grasp complex science and engineering concepts related to product design, development, testing, and manufacturing
  • Warnings claims
  • Understanding of medical issues surrounding liability and damage claims
  • Experience defending against adverse discovery requests
  • Preparing corporate witness depositions
  • Skilled in opposing expert depositions and cross-examining opposing experts in trial settings
  • Jury research, mock trials and detailed case theme development to support favorable trial outcomes
  • Fact investigation tailored to the defense strategy

Recall/Regulatory Advisors and Litigation Avoidance

  • Counsel clients during all phases of recall and regulatory matters
  • Proactively advise companies on how to minimize potential litigation
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to minimize litigation costs and damages awards

Representative Clients

  • Detroit Diesel Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Inc.
  • Guardian Industries
  • Heinz
  • Hyundai Motor Company
  • Mercedes-Benz USA
  • Volkswagen Group of America

Attorneys Focusing On This Area

Cheryl A. Bush
Patrick G. Seyferth
Moheeb H. Murray
Stephanie A. Douglas
William E. McDonald, III
Brittney D. Kohn
Amy Bice Larson
Andrew M. Mast
Vincent C. Sallan
Jason M. Schneider
Michael K. Steinberger
Stephen D. Winter
Elizabeth A. Zatina
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