Our attorneys represented the Chinese manufacturer in a product liability lawsuit. The lawsuit involved an incident in Ohio where a man was doing pull ups on a pull up bar that dislodged from the doorway. The distributor of the pull up bar had two main product suppliers, one of which was our client. We argued at mediation that the plaintiff cannot establish that our client manufactured this box and that the distributor should be solely liable.
We keep your goals central to finding a solution to your case
We approach the litigation process with your goals always at the forefront from case development to resolution, whether by settlement or by trial. We pride ourselves in finding and implementing thoughtful, creative, and cost-effective solutions.
The Civil Litigation practice includes partners with substantial trial experience in multiple practice areas including:
- General civil liability defense
- Retail and premises liability
- Construction negligence
- Insurance coverage
- Automobile/trucking liability
- Dram shop liability
Our general civil liability defense engagements include products liability defense for a major garage door opener manufacturer. We successfully obtained summary judgment in Cook County, Illinois on a claim against the manufacturer for injuries arising from a homeowner’s attempted repair of the opener’s motor.
Our team are experienced civil litigators. Two of our partners have a combined total of more than 110 jury verdicts in the past several years. We have tried wrongful death, serious personal injury, and commercial dispute matters in state and federal courts. We are also engaged in civil subrogation and lien recovery for both general liability matters and workers’ compensation-related actions. One of our successes includes obtaining more than $1.4 million in third-party recoveries for one client.
Civil Litigation Case Summaries
Our attorneys conducted a jury trial in Indianapolis in which the plaintiffs, a mother and daughter, were beaten by three restaurant cashiers in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant. The jury awarded $223,000 which represented one-half of the emergency department bills. The case was high exposure as the incident was allegedly premised upon racial slurs. The plaintiffs asked the jury to award $300,000.
The plaintiff was injured when she fell in a bathroom while using her knee walker. We represented the product manufacturer and filed a motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s action based on the expiration of the statute of limitations and lack of personal jurisdiction. Our client was dismissed from the case with prejudice.