Products Liability Litigation
The firm has attorneys specializing in handling a broad array of products liability matters. Attorneys in this group hold degrees in technical fields including engineering and chemistry. The group’s lawyers have been instrumental in developing precedent setting cases which have shaped products liability law on a regional and national basis. Products defended by the firm’s lawyers include automobiles, household electronics, household products, farm equipment, industrial equipment, medical devices, and oilfield related products. Lawyers in this group have worked on a regional and national basis with clients addressing recalls and pattern litigation. The firm’s broad geographic coverage and depth of trial experience produces unparalleled results.
Meunier v. Home Depot USA, Inc.
Lance B. Williams and Briana E. Whetstone obtained a dismissal on behalf of MMDI, Inc. in a products liability matter based on the Eastern District Court of Louisiana’s lack of personal jurisdiction. Plaintiff brought suit alleging MMDI was liable for personal injuries caused when a trailer’s handle came loose and [...]
Automobile Products Liability Matter
Automobile Products Liability Matter A jury in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana returned a defense verdict for an automobile manufacturer rejecting plaintiff’s claim that a manufacturing defect in a vehicle’s steering system caused the fatal crash that gave rise to the lawsuit. Keith [...]
Costly v. Nissan
On Friday, February 24, 2017, a jury in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana returned a defense verdict for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan North America, Inc., rejecting plaintiff’s claim that a manufacturing defect in a u-joint in her mother’s 2007 Infiniti G35S failed [...]
Cassidy v. Ford Motor Company
Cassidy v. Ford Motor Company Lance Williams defeated certification in a class action against Ford Motor Company. Plaintiff attempted to convene a statewide class claiming defects in 2011-2015 Ford Explorers, which allegedly permitted exhaust fumes and other gases into the passenger compartment during operation of the vehicle. After months [...]
Bordelon v. Ford Motor Company
Bordelon v. Ford Motor Company (January 2016) On Friday, January 22, 2016, a jury in Orleans Parish, Louisiana returned a verdict for Ford Motor Company following a two-week trial, rejecting plaintiff’s claim that his 2005 Ford Focus contained a defective seat. Instead, the jury placed all fault for the [...]
Brumfield v. Ford Motor Company
Brumfield v. Ford Motor Company (June 2015) On Saturday, June 6, 2015, a jury in Clinton, Louisiana returned a defense verdict for Ford Motor Company following a nearly 2 week long trial in an airbag non–deployment case involving fatal injuries. In reaching the verdict, the jury rejected plaintiff’s allegation [...]