Product Liability & Tort Litigation
From the Oklahoma City bombing case, to construction products, to securities litigation, to labor and employment matters, our team has a long history of successful results in class actions, serial litigation, mass torts and other forms of collective actions. We understand the risks unique to complex tort litigation and help clients map out case strategies to account for those risks. We are also willing and able to think outside the box and take appropriate risks when it serves our clients’ strategic objectives.
Our attorneys bring experienced judgment and proven tactics to the defense of a broad range of clients facing complex tort litigation. We deal with sophisticated handling procedures and coverage issues, attacks on attorney-client and work product privileges, as well as extra-contractual and punitive damages claims. We also work systematically, effectively and creatively to manage transaction costs, recognizing that “success” for our clients is defined, in no small part, by the efficiency with which the case is managed.
Eric A. Riegner
U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Personal Jurisdiction (Again)
March 30, 2021 | Publications
On March 25, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth ...
Ford v. Montana, et al.: Specific Jurisdiction’s Next Mile Marker
October 6, 2020 | Publications
Just three years after deciding Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Franci...
Reduce Your Liability Exposure and Costs Associated with Counterfeit and Knockoff Products
December 6, 2019 | Publications
If you are a manufacturer of branded products in high demand, or with a significant share of the mar...
Interstate Southwest Ltd. v. Avco Corporation, et al.
September 4, 2019 | Experience
When a number of small airplanes experienced engine crankshaft failure and crashed, engine maker Lyc...
First-Ever Criminal Prosecution for Failure to Report a Hazardous Product Defect
August 5, 2019 | Publications
Recently, a Federal grand jury in California indicted two corporate executives for failing to report...
The Learned Intermediary Doctrine: An Update
December 19, 2018 | Publications
The term “learned intermediary” was coined when a federal appellate court reasoned that, in situ...