Recent Significant Decisions

  • Cone v. Hankook Tire Company, Ltd., 1:14-cv-01122 (W.D. Tenn. July 6, 2017), defense verdict in jury trial
  • Ralph Brown V. Michelin North America, Inc., 2015 WL 4757750, *1 (E.D. Okla. Aug. 11, 2015) granting summary judgment to Michelin and Hankook Tire in product liability suit on causation grounds 
  • Langston v. Pangborn Corp., 2014 WL 347718, *1 (S.D. Miss. Jan. 31, 2014), granting summary judgment in alleged silica exposure toxic tort case on statute of limitations grounds
  • In re Prempro Products Liability Litigation, 738 F. Supp. 2d 887 (E.D. Ark. 2010), excluding plaintiffs' experts' opinion that estrogen-only hormone therapy causes breast cancer
  • Viramontes v. Pfizer, Inc., 2008 WL 2477443,*1 (Cal. Ct. App. June 20, 2008), affirming summary judgment in pharmaceutical product liability claim based on inadequacy of plaintiff's expert evidence
  • In re: Bextra and Celebrex Marketing Sales Practices and Prod. Liab. Litig., 524 F.Supp. 2d 1166, 2007 WL 4170276, *1 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 19, 2007), excluding as unreliable any expert opinions that pain medication causes heart attacks and strokes at most commonly prescribed dose
  • Polidoro v. Chubb Corp., 386 F. Supp. 2d 334 (S.D.N.Y. 2005), granting motion to dismiss a plaintiff's claims in a bad faith insurance claim
  • Leibel v. Flynn Hill Elevator Co., 25 A.D.3d 768, 809 N.Y.S.2d 519 (2d Dep't 2005), affirming trial court decision permitting amending third-party complaint in US$20 million personal injury case
  • Figueroa v. Gallager, 20 A.D.3d 385, 798 N.Y.S.2d 143 (2d Dep't 2005), reversing trial court and granting summary judgment in favor of General Motors based on inadequacy of plaintiff's expert testimony
  • Zaremba v. Gen. Motors Corp., 360 F.3d 355 (2d Cir. 2004), affirming summary judgment and excluding expert testimony under Daubert in a catastrophic, multi-plaintiff rollover crash
  • N.Y. Mut. Cent. Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., 2004 WL 2643172, *1 (W.D.N.Y. Nov. 18, 2004), granting summary judgment in an automobile fire case based on the inadequacy of the plaintiff's expert evidence to establish product defect
  • Utica Mut. Ins. Co. v. Computer Sciences Corp., 2004 WL 180252, *1 (N.D.N.Y. Jan. 23, 2004), granting motion to dismiss in multi-million dollar breach-of-contract action