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As one of the largest, most important – and most dynamic – sectors in the world, the automotive industry presents unique challenges to litigation. At Donohue Brown, our lawyers understand the automotive industry, its issues, its language and its way of doing business.

This knowledge and longtime experience drives our approach in successfully defending top global automakers and leading national auto components and parts makers. In fact, one of the nation’s “Big Three” automakers named us one of their “go-to” counsel for product liability defense in surveys conducted by a prominent periodical directed to Fortune 500 in-house counsel.

A majority of our automotive industry practice involves taking product liability cases to trial – and winning them – in state and federal courts across the country. We have also handled commercial litigation involving a variety of business disputes, including breach of contract, sales and delivery agreements, distribution and transportation issues and insurance coverage, among others.

Related cases

Show v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook)09/19/2011

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Affirmed judgment in favor of the firm's client

Smith v. Defendant Driver and Corporate Employer

Illinois Appellate Court, Third District (original trial before Judge Garrison in Will County on May 7, 2010)06/28/2011

Client:

Defendant Driver and Corporate Employer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict; Verdict Affirmed on Appeal

Mikolajczyk v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Supreme Court of Illinois Docket No. 10498302/01/2009

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Jury verdict for Plaintiff remanded, new trial ordered

Favia v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

First District Appellate Court03/31/2008

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Verdict Affirmed in favor of Defendant

Osman v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, 833 N.E.2d 1011 (4th Dist. 2005)06/01/2005

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Summary judgment affirmed in favor of Defendant

Skowronski v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Illinois Appellate Court, First District04/01/2004

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict; Judgment at Appeals Trial Affirmed in Favor of Defendant

Morgen v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Supreme Court of Indiana, 797 N.E.2d 1146 (IN 2003)03/01/2003

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict; Judgment at Appeals Trial Affirmed in Favor of Defendant

Kambylis v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 788 N.E.2d 1 (Ill. App. 1st Dist. 2003)01/01/2003

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Summary Judgment in Favor of Defendant Affirmed

Lowe v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 730 N.E.2d 58 (Ill. App.1st Dist.), leave denied, 191 Ill. 2d 534 (2000)05/01/2000

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Dismissal in Favor of Defendant Affirmed

Rice v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 736 N.E.2d 1145 (Ill. App.1st Dist. 2000)03/01/2000

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Denial of Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Reversed

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