Michael Durr – Quist, Cone & Fisher

Severn Peanut v. Industrial Fumigant

Order Denying Expert Exclusion

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

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Tennessee Property Subrogation Cheat Sheet

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

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Allstate v. Interline, Watts, and Linx...

Order Granting Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

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

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Republic of Ecuador, et al v. Douglas...

Appellate Decision Affirming Trial Court on Expert Discovery Issues

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

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State Farm v. Electrolux

Order Compelling Electrolux to Produce Australian Lint Study

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

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Barabin, et al v. AstenJohnson, Inc.,...

Appellate Opinion

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

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Kerin v. Titeflex Corporation

Order Granting Motion to Dismiss

An unfortunate, but not too surprising, ruling in one of the many national class actions filed against Titeflex…more

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Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance...

Verdict

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

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OCCIDENTAL FIRE & CASUALTY OF NORTH...

Order Denying Motion in Limine

A District Court swats a pretty good Daubert motion to exclude an origin-and-cause investigator…more

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Cummins v. Bic USA Inc., et al., No....

Opinion Affirming Defense Verdict

Favorable decision for defendants seeking to introduce CPSC inaction in BIC lighter case…more

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