London Fischer LLC's product liability practice is grounded on the axiom that every product is unique and requires a technical understanding of its engineering and the operating environment for which it was designed. Our strong reputation for successful product liability defense is based as much on the technical and engineering background of our attorneys as on our philosophy of thoroughly understanding the products we are defending. One of our partners is a mechanical engineer with product testing and design experience and a number of our attorneys have technical backgrounds. [Please see our Attorney Listings and our Attorney Biographies.]
Our product liability practice is grounded in the axiom that every product is unique and requires a specific understanding; our sterling reputation for successful product liability defense is based as much upon knowledgeable attorneys as our philosophy of thoroughly understanding the products we are defending.
With these backgrounds, our attorneys have the training to identify the mechanical or other pertinent facets of a product's alleged involvement in any particular case. The singular character of a product is recognized in developing defenses ranging from alteration or modification to sophisticated user or scientific impossibility. Fire cases are immediately assigned a cause and origin expert so that critical forensic evidence is preserved for the defense.
We defend product cases with allegations ranging from manufacturing defects to design defects to failures to warn. We actively defend a wide range of consumer, automotive, marine and industrial product cases.
In each such matter it is of overarching importance to understand the specific goals of the manufacturer in defense of the product, in order to implement a winning legal strategy that furthers the business strategy of the manufacturer client.
We represent General Electric in cases ranging from consumer appliances to locomotive engines. We have specialized for many years in aggressively, and yet pragmatically, defending a broad range of product claims.
Related substantive practice areas in which we are actively involved is worth mentioning since our expertise in these areas often benefits our product liability practice. We have a strong presence in the toxic and environmental arena. [Please read a Business Insurance article on an asbestos ruling in which we have been quoted about toxic and environmental liability.]
We succeed in resolving cases with dispositive motions, removing claims misdirected at our clients.
We succeed in resolving cases with dispositive motions. Attached is a recent appellate decision dismissing a product liability design and failure to warn claim in which the plaintiff, whose legs were traumatically amputated by a moving train, alleged that the locomotive powering the train should have been designed with a speedometer in its cab or should have been recalled and upgraded before the accident at issue.
We represent foreign manufacturers whose products are sold in the United States and we attach a recent appellate victory that reinforces the protection a foreign country parent corporation can enjoy, insulating the parent from suit in the U.S., if the subsidiary is independently operated to an appropriate degree.