Products liability cases can be very complicated and often require every part of a product’s journey to be scrutinized. Our attorneys are familiar with the technical nature of these matters and have successfully defended manufacturers and retailers involving claims of design defect, manufacturing defect, breach of warranty, and failure to warn. We take the time to consult with the manufacturer’s engineers to develop a defense, retain appropriate experts, depose the plaintiff’s experts and work with our client to develop a cost-effective strategy.
Chinese Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation: The Firm was retained to represent the insurer of multiple installers in a massive federal consolidated class action and Multi District Litigation involving defectively manufactured Chinese drywall installed in homes throughout the Southeast following multiple storms occurring in the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons. Suits were filed against manufacturers, sellers, and installers of drywall, along with their insurers. The Firm asserted multiple coverage defenses and participated in negotiations culminating in a favorable settlement of all known and unknown drywall claims, actual and potential, and release of insurer and all insured installers.
Leaking Ice Machine Case: We secured a dismissal via Summary Judgment for our client in a case involving a leaking ice machine situated in a local medical facility. Plaintiff, an employee of the facility, attempted to repair the machine and, in the process, was struck on her head when the front panel of the machine detached. Plaintiff claimed extensive injuries, including traumatic brain injury, as a result of the incident.