case search results for product liability

Individual Consumers v. National Discount Tool and Equipment Retailer

Represented a national discount tool and equipment retailer in a product liability lawsuit in which three plaintiffs alleged that the firm’s client sold a defective product that caused permanent, disfiguring injuries. The plaintiffs originally filed the lawsuit against our client in California. Led by partner Eileen Ahern, the firm successfully filed a forum non conveniens

May 1, 2019

School Board v. Leading Social Media Company

Secured a motion to dismiss at the pleading stage by prevailing on an immunity defense under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act on behalf of a leading social media app company in a high-stakes product liability matter.

May 1, 2019

Nation’s Largest Investor-Owned Utility v. World’s Largest Polyethylene Pipe Manufacturer

Prosecuted an eight-figure breach of contract, breach of warranty, and fraud action against the world’s largest manufacturer of polyethylene pipe. The firm was retained by one of the nation’s largest investor-owned utilities to prosecute against a polyethylene pipe manufacturer for supplying defective underground pipes that spanned several miles in aggregate length. Proving the defect presented

October 1, 2017

Shelby Frey v. Southern California Gas Company and Sempra Energy

Represented the nation’s largest gas utilities in the U.S. in a product liability suit alleging injuries following a gas explosion. The Willenken team filed a motion for summary judgment on the basis of a lack of subject jurisdiction matter. The plaintiff had been injured in a gas explosion and claimed that our client should have

June 1, 2017

Family Members v. Nation’s Largest Investor-Owned Utility

Retained by the nation’s largest investor-owned natural gas utilities to complete trial preparations for its defense in a wrongful death case brought by the families of four decedents approximately 45 days before trial. Based on our strategic assessment of the case, it became clear that the singular, dispositive issue in the case involved a crucial

May 22, 2015

Individual vs. Nation’s Largest Investor-Owned Utility

Defended the nation’s largest gas utility in a five-week major personal injury trial. Paul Loh, Eileen Ahern, and Jason Wilson staved off punitive damages in the case involving a residential gas fire and explosion in which the plaintiff suffered severe second-degree burns throughout his body and allegedly sustained traumatic brain injury. Although an admitted liability

January 1, 2015

Richard Haley v. The Procter & Gamble Company et al.

Defended Procter & Gamble (“P&G”) in a putative class action, in which the plaintiff alleged product liability, warranty, and violation of the Consumer Legal Remedies Act. After eliciting significant admissions from the plaintiff and key witnesses at depositions, the plaintiff agreed to an individual settlement on terms very favorable to P&G.

March 1, 2012