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Products Liability

Tyson & Mendes defends corporate clients in all types of products liability lawsuits, including negligent design, negligent manufacture, and failure to warn. We represent clients in products liability cases ranging from wrongful death and catastrophic injuries to subrogation claims. We have defended Fortune 500 companies such as Costco, State Farm, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, USAA, CBRE, American Family, Sprouts Farmers Market, and many others in products liability cases involving manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of a wide array of machinery, medical devices, and other products. We leverage our experience and understanding of our clients’ businesses and products to prepare case- and product-specific litigation strategies to mitigate exposure to corporations whose products are challenged as unsafe.

A $10M Defense Win in a Tragic Case

February 7, 2018 2:18pm
Litigation Daily - February 7, 2018 It’s hard to truly revel in winning at trial when your opponent is a horribly burned child.

Jury Says Shirt Co. Not Liable In $10M Suit Over Child’s Burns

February 6, 2018 12:32pm
Law360 - February 5, 2018 A California federal jury has found that Schwab Co. Inc. is not responsible for severe burns sustained by a child while wearing one of its shirts, clearing the clothing manufacturer of all liability after co-defendants Macy’s and Ralph Lauren settled for roughly $860,000.

Nevada Affirms Use Of Consumer-Expectation Test In Design Defect Cases

Author: Christopher Lund | November 5, 2017 10:52am
The Ford Motor Company (Ford) appealed a jury verdict in a strict liability design defect case, in which Ford unsuccessfully argued an alternative design defect test should have been included in the jury instructions. The plaintiff Teresa Gacia Trejo was driving a 2000 Ford Excursion on a highway with her husband Rafael Trejo sitting in the passenger seat. When Ms. Trejo attempted to change lanes, the trailer she was pulling fishtailed causing her to lose control of the vehicle. The Excursion rolled between 1.5 and 2.5 times before resting upside down. Ms. Trejo stated “the roof was so crushed that [she] was unable to see Rafael.” Ms. Trejo was able to climb out of the vehicle, but her husband died at the scene.
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