The firm’s Product Liability Practice Group defends claims made against national and international product manufacturers and distributors. The group’s work encompasses the defense of wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims in technical and highly regulated industries including cases involving automobiles, motor vehicle component parts, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, consumer products and industrial equipment.
In addition to personal injury litigation, attorneys in this practice area defend consumer and contract litigation involving allegedly defective products. These claims include consumer claims filed in administrative agencies, individual consumer claims, consumer class actions, and claims for breach of warranty and violation of the consumer fraud act and the New Jersey Lemon Law.
The group represents product manufacturers and property owners in the New Jersey Asbestos Multicounty Litigation for claims related to alleged asbestos exposure. Attorneys in this practice area also represent clients in connection with claims for violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Truth in Lending Act.
The firm’s Product Liability attorneys work to understand the client’s design, development and testing procedures as well as the client’s industry as a whole. This background, along with a detailed investigation of the scientific and engineering principles at issue, leads to a defense catered to the needs of the client in the pending claim, as well as the client’s overall business objectives. The approach to each claim is tailored to the particular industry, the needs of the client, and the nature of the particular alleged defect.