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Product Liability

Experience can make the difference in successfully defending product liability claims. The lawyers at Donohue Brown have tried numerous product liability cases in state and federal courts across the country. Our clients include many of the top global automobile makers and automobile component manufacturers, as well as children’s toy makers and pharmaceutical companies.

Our lawyers combine their legal skill and experience with broad technical backgrounds to develop strategic assessments early in these complex cases. We understand the needs of your business – including the interplay between regulatory scrutiny and production demands – that require a timely determination of potential liability and damages so an effective settlement and trial strategy can be adopted.

Our extensive experience also affords us the ability to work closely with our clients in a cost-effective manner. We know how to run product liability cases efficiently, from managing discovery to disqualifying expert witnesses to telling judges and juries compelling stories that deliver defense verdicts for our clients.

Related cases

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

Bartik v. Defendant Physician

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 766 N.E.2d 685 (Ill. App.1st Dist. 2000)04/01/2000

Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Jury Verdict for Plaintiff Reversed on Appeal

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

Brown v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 714 N.E.2d 556 (Ill App. 1st Dist.), leave denied, 720 N.E.2d 1089 (1999)05/01/1999

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict; Defense Verdict Affirmed on Appeal

Norton v. Defendant Insurance Company

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 756 N.E.2d 483 (Ill. App.1st Dist. 1999)04/01/1999

Client:

Defendant Insurance Company

Outcome:

Dismissal of Amended Complaint Affirmed

Portwood v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 685 N.E.2d 941 (Ill. App.1st Dist. 1997), affirmed, 702 N.E.2d 1102 (Ill. 1998)01/01/1998

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Class Action Affirmed

Plaintiffs v. Defendant Auto Manufacturer

05/23/2018

Client:

Defendant Auto Manufacturer

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Bordelon v. Defendant Auto Manufacturer

01/22/2016

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Ramirez v. Defendant Automotive Manufacturer

02/18/2015

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Summary Jugment in favor of client

Romero v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

10/08/2014

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Summary judgment in favor of client, with award of statutory attorneys’ fees and costs

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