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Practices

Product Liability

We recognize the importance of risk management, the impact of technological advances, changes in the law, and other business realities that retailers, distributors, manufacturers and their insurers face today.

We serve as local and national coordinating counsel for many of our clients.
We represent retailers, distributors, manufacturers and component part manufacturers in product liability actions involving a wide range of products, including:

  • Motor Vehicles, Bicycles, Airplanes, Ships and All Terrain Vehicles
  • Industrial Equipment, including Cranes, Forklifts, Conveyors, Compressors, Jackhammers, Valves and Haymovers
  • Metal Buildings, Building Materials, Insulation, Windows, Piping, Carpets, Particleboard, Paint, Asphalt Products, and Flooring Tiles
  • Electrical and Mechanical Devices, Engine Parts, Household Appliances, Coffeemakers, Electrical Switches, Pellet Stoves and Personal Electronics
  • Medical Devices, Chemicals, and Pharmaceuticals
  • Misc. products, including File Cabinets, Guns, Garments, High Powered Batteries, Baby Products and Food Products
  • Marine Products, Engines, Reduction Gears, Separators, Turbines, Deaerating Tanks, Forced Draft Blowers, and Compressors
  • Brakes, Clutches and Gaskets

Representative Matters

We won a defense verdict for a foreign crane manufacturer in a month-long jury trial in which a power company sought over $20 million in lost power generation.  There was no appeal of the jury's verdict.

We were local counsel for an international crane manufacturer in a multi-million dollar tower crane accident damaging multiple buildings and killing one person.  The Court dismissed product liability claims against our client on summary judgment.

Our Product liability matters include accident investigation, product inspection, and investigation of construction product failure at worksite. 

We represented a recreational equipment manufacturer in responding to an insurance policy limits demand on a 30-day response deadline, resulting in no suit or claim being brought against manufacturer. 

Our attorneys have guided crisis management and fire investigation teams while we represented the interests of a component part manufacturer. With early meetings between counsel and experts, claims against our client were avoided.