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Automotive

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

Cross v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois09/01/1998

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict

DuPre and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer et al.

Circuit Court, Barron County, Wisconsin07/01/1998

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict

Johnston v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

USDC, Central District of Illinois03/01/1998

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict

Doyle v. Ford Motor Company

Circuit Court, Madison County, Illinois07/01/1997

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict

Furlow v. Defendant Automotive Manufacturer

Untied States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois05/01/1997

Client:

Defendant Automotive Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict

Blue v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Wisconsin State Court, Milwaukee03/01/1997

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict

Olivet Nazarene v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Federal District Court, C.D. Illinois12/01/1995

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict

Reese v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

State Court of Cobb County, GA10/29/2010

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict

Andreescu v. Defendant Over the Road Truck Driver

Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (Cepero)07/01/2007

Client:

Defendant Over the Road Truck Driver

Outcome:

Defense Verdict

Smart v. Peterson, consolidated with State Farm Insurance Company v. Peterson

Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois03/01/2002

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict

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