Acadia Insurance Company v. United...
A motion to dismiss and for summary judgment on spoliation grounds…more
Severn Peanut v. Industrial Fumigant
Nice plaintiff win denying challenge to the origin and cause opinions of the plaintiff's experts, notwithstanding some nice work by defense counsel. Briefing and deposition transcripts attached…more
Hodges v. Federal-Mogul Corporation
Thoughtful Daubert exclusion of experts in fire/explosion case in Virginia. Briefing and depositions attached…more
Konowitz v. Titeflex Corporation
A Motion for Spoliation Sanctions against Titeflex Corporation for losing or destroying documents…more
Revised and expanded for 2014, attached is our Tennessee Subrogation “Cheat Sheet.” Some helpful caselaw out of the federal courts on the economic loss rule over the past year; but otherwise nothing too new. Good luck with your…more
Allstate v. Interline, Watts, and Linx...
In the ongoing saga of the Interline-DuraPro water line ballcock nut failures, an Order granting motion to dismiss Watts Plumbing Technologies for lack of personal jurisdiction. Should make it easier to bring Interline to the…more
Republic of Ecuador, et al v. Douglas...
A win for disclosure. The Ninth Circuit on Friday rejected Chevron Corp.’s attempt to reverse two lower court decisions ordering it to produce documents in a long-running dispute with Ecuador over pollution allegedly caused by…more
Defendant is also ordered to produce documents related to the 2006 "risk assessment" study conducted in Australia. Defendant is given until 2/4/2014 in which to comply with those. The Defendant is directed to submit the…more
Barabin, et al v. AstenJohnson, Inc.,...
An unfortunate development on the plaintiff's side as the Court overrules prior precedent to hold that a reviewing court may review the merits of a Daubert challenge where the trial court does not conduct a hearing--as opposed…more
Kerin v. Titeflex Corporation
An unfortunate, but not too surprising, ruling in one of the many national class actions filed against Titeflex…more
State Farm v. Interline Brands
Complaint - Tennessee Products Liability - Ostensible/Apparent Manufacturer Doctrine in water supply line case…more
Notice letter in residential gas explosion…more
Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance...
Defense verdict in 3:10-cv-01596-SRU Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company v. Omega Flex, Inc. (D. Conn. 2013). Another win for Omega Flex…more
OCCIDENTAL FIRE & CASUALTY OF NORTH...
A District Court swats a pretty good Daubert motion to exclude an origin-and-cause investigator…more
Cummins v. Bic USA Inc., et al., No....
Favorable decision for defendants seeking to introduce CPSC inaction in BIC lighter case…more
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