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Product Liability
Foley & Mansfield has a well-earned national reputation among manufacturers, distributors and installers for protecting their interests in “bet-the-company” product liability litigation.

We provide valuable multi-dimensional experience to handle a broad range of topics and have litigated cases from California to New York involving products ranging from jet engines to lawnmowers, punch presses to pharmaceuticals, electrical transformers to asbestos-containing products, and gas lines to furnaces.

Foley & Mansfield's product liability attorneys always seek cost-effective solutions to resolve client matters. Besides extensive trial skills, our attorneys possess seasoned negotiating acumen. Our attorneys regularly represent clients in a variety of product liability matters, including:

  • Consumer products
  • Machinery
  • Medical products
  • Equipment and systems failure
  • Forest equipment
  • Industrial equipment
  • Construction equipment
  • Pharmaceuticals 
  • Propane and fuel gasses
  • Recreational products and equipment


News
  • Foley & Mansfield Clients Awarded Non-Suit After Six Weeks of Trial
    • In a recent multi-party asbestos lawsuit brought by plaintiffs Nicholaas Schildknegt and his spouse, Brigitte Schildknegt, two Foley & Mansfield trial teams from the firm’s Oakland office – each representing a separate defendant in the matter – were successful in obtaining a dismissal of the plaintiffs’ case. Read More
  • Stellpflug Elected to ABOTA 2014 Executive Committee
    • The Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) recently named its 2014 Executive Committee officers, and Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce that Minneapolis partner Janet Stellpflug has been elected treasurer of the Executive Committee. Stellpflug has been an active member of the Minnesota chapter of ABOTA since 2006, and a member of the Executive Committee since 2011. Last year she served as Secretary of the Executive Committee. Read More
  • Scouton to Speak at Harris Martin Asbestos Conference
    • Litigator David E. Scouton, a partner in Foley & Mansfield's Minneapolis office, will be a featured presenter at the Harris Martin Asbestos conference on September 27, 2013 in St. Louis, MO. Scouton, part of the firm's nationally-recognized asbestos defense team, will present an update on Minnesota asbestos litigation. Read More
 
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Verdicts
  • Corenbaum v. Lampkin: California Appellate Decision Further Limits Damages Evidence for Personal Injury Plaintiffs
    • The Corenbaum decision is significant insofar as judges, following Howell, have continued to allow full medical billings into evidence through the side door. This practice has allowed plaintiffs a means of requesting inflated and unjustified damages awards. Now, a plaintiff with mesothelioma will no longer be allowed to circumvent Howell and introduce evidence of the larger billed amount by suggesting such evidence is relevant on other issues, such as pain and suffering calculations. Under Corenbaum, such evidence is not relevant on any damages issues. This decision should generally result in lower average jury verdicts for personal injury plaintiffs. Read More
  • Holmes Wins Sixth Circuit Appeal on Civil Rights Claims
    • This case involved the Plaintiffs’ attempt to have a federal court grant them relief from a state court’s judgment against them. Ultimately, the case was dismissed on a number of grounds, including that Plaintiffs’ lawsuit violated well-established legal principles prohibiting “state court losers” from appealing to the federal courts, and that Plaintiffs were attempting to assert claims which are not recognized in the Sixth Circuit. Read More
  • Wah Leads Winning Team in Longstanding Asbestos Trial
    • On April 29, 2014, a New Orleans jury ruled in favor of two asbestos defendants in a mesothelioma wrongful death trial, Landry vs. Steel Grip Safety Apparel. Representing Steel Grip was Foley & Mansfield Partner Douglas Wah, assisted by Barbara Lee, Trial Coordinator from the firm’s Northern California office. Read More
 
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 Daniel G. Donahue Daniel G. Donahue
Managing Partner
St. Louis
314-925-5700
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 Virginia Easley Johnson Virginia Easley Johnson
Managing Partner
Miami
305-438-9899
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 William E. Osantowski William E. Osantowski
Partner
Detroit
248-721-4200
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