August 07, 2013
A New Jersey judge dismissed a suit against the firm’s client in which plaintiff alleged exposure to asbestos-containing products while performing his duties as a union pipefitter. Mr. Schmitz successfully argued that, under New Jersey law, a landowner has no duty to protect an independent... read more
June 10, 2013
Together with local counsel Romelia S. Leach won Motion to Exclude Plaintiff's Expert and got Plaintiff's $1M products liability case dismissed with prejudice on Summary Judgment. A Washington State Federal Judge found that Plaintiff's liability expert was not qualified to testify as an expert in... read more
December 13, 2012
A California judge granted Scott’s motion for summary adjudication and dismissed Plaintiff’s punitive damages claim against the distributor of an allegedly defective medical product. The court held that the Plaintiff had not presented any evidence that the distributor knew of the alleged defect at... read more
September 14, 2012
A Connecticut federal judge has dismissed claims against seven companies targeted in an insurer’s subrogation suit seeking compensation for $200 million in losses associated with a deadly explosion at a Connecticut power plant in 2010. U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill granted motions to dismiss... read more
June 22, 2012
The New York Appellate Division, First Department has upheld a trial court’s order that an insurer (which had refused to acknowledge its obligation for over 5 years) had a duty to defend an entity not named under the policies but which was charged with liability in multiple lawsuits throughout the... read more
June 17, 2012
On May 17, 2012, the Hartford Superior Court, Complex Litigation Docket part, granted summary judgment to ABB, Inc., dismissing the product liability claims against it in Lake Road Trust, Ltd., et al. vs. ABB, Inc., et al., docket number HHD X04 CV-10-6016502 S. Plaintiffs, the owner-operators of a... read more
February 08, 2012
In the first quarter of 2012, Bryon Friedman and Bruce Ainbinder secured Additional Insured coverage rights and reimbursement of past defense costs from three recalcitrant insurers in connection with three separate Labor Law actions filed against their clients.
June 14, 2011
Robert and Joanna argued in front of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania that the generic term “American” as a basis for plaintiff’s identification, is simply too vague and speculative to implicate its client. The court concurred and granted summary judgment.
May 20, 2011
Robert Joyce and FL local counsel secured a unanimous defense verdict after a day 10 jury trial in a motorcycle helmet product liability case where plaintiff’s attorney claimed that a defect in the subject helmet allowed the helmet to dislodge from the rider’s head, resulting in fatal injuries.... read more
February 02, 2011
Jim Ughetta and TX local counsel achieved a dismissal of a helmet manufacturer in a case venued in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Del Rio Division. The 21-year-old ATV rider sustained fatal injuries when his ATV struck a parked trailer.