Thomas DeMicco

Thomas DeMicco

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Defending against Product Liability Down Under

In this second collaborative blog post with the Australia-based law firm DibbsBarker, we take a look at the litigation process for product liability claims in Australia and how in some ways it differs from the process in the...more

6/21/2016 - Australia Australian Consumer Law Breach of Contract Corporate Counsel Mediation Negligence Settlement Agreements Young Lawyers

Using a Special Needs Trust in the Settlement of a Product Liability Lawsuit

Product liability cases frequently involve severe and even catastrophic injuries. As a result, product liability defense counsel and insurance adjusters must be familiar with the prospects for use of a special needs trust as...more

5/11/2016 - Beneficiaries Liens Medical Liens SMART Special Needs Trust Young Lawyers

Dealing with Product Liability Down Under

Up to now, we have written about many different topics on this site that focus on how product liability issues are litigated in the United States. Through a collaborative effort with our friends at the Australia-based law...more

6/22/2015 - Australia Australian Consumer Law Breach of Contract Negligence

Here Comes the Sun…

Manufacturers and Installers of Solar Panels Face Unique Risks from Residential House Fires - House fires have always been a major source of product liability litigation in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of...more

11/4/2014 - Energy Fire Damage Property Damage Solar Energy Solar Panels

It’s the Mediator’s Form Agreement—Not Yours

Anyone with experience defending product liability claims has experience settling cases at mediation. Typically, a mediator will require the parties to sign a written mediation agreement prior to the mediation. Usually, the...more

6/17/2014 - Mediation Settlement

Social Media a Risk Management Tool?

I recently read an article titled “When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue,” written by Stephanie Strom of the New York Times, that reported an interesting change in the way manufacturers are dealing with...more

5/6/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements General Mills Risk Management Social Media Young Lawyers

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