Gordon S. Woodward

Gordon S. Woodward

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

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Maryland Expands the Potential for Manufacturer Liability in Failure to Warn Cases by Adopting an Exception to the Bare Metal...

Product manufacturers in Maryland have successfully argued for at least the last 16 years that, in terms of warnings, they are only responsible for products that they themselves have placed in the stream of commerce. In other...more

1/28/2016 - Asbestos Distributors Duty to Warn Manufacturers Negligence

Manufacturers and Suppliers Win Big in Pennsylvania Economic Loss Doctrine Argument

The economic loss doctrine (ELD) in Pennsylvania "precludes recovery for negligence 'if the plaintiff suffers a loss that is exclusively economic, unaccompanied by an injury to either property or person.'" Elliot-Lewis Corp...more

12/1/2015 - Economic Loss Doctrine Manufacturers Negligent Misrepresentation Suppliers

New Rules Make Construction Arbitration More Attractive

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) implemented new Construction Industry Arbitration Rules this past summer. The changes eliminate certain gaps or ambiguities in the old rules, create some additional tools with which...more

10/2/2015 - Arbitration Agreements Construction Contracts Construction Industry Mediation

Clarifying Media Reports Regarding Maryland Law and Causation in Asbestos Exposure Cases

It has been recently reported in Law360 that the Court of Appeals of Maryland, in Dixon v. Ford Motor Co., No. 82, 2013 Md. LEXIS 465 (Md. July 25, 2013), broke with established precedent and endorsed the “any exposure”...more

8/7/2013 - Asbestos Asbestos Litigation Causation Media Toxic Exposure

Supreme Court of Florida Holds That Economic Loss Doctrine Applies Only to Product Liability Cases

In a recent decision likely to significantly expand the use of tort law in areas previously restricted to contract law, the Supreme Court of Florida limited application of the economic loss doctrine to product liability...more

4/4/2013 - Breach of Contract Economic Loss Doctrine Loss Coverage Professional Service Exclusion Settlement

Flood Insurance Update

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, affected businesses should be mindful of two very significant flood insurance related considerations. First, the extremely short period of time permitted for making claims under typical flood...more


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