Products and Professional Liability
Representation of American Home Products Corporation’s subsidiary Corometrics Medical Systems, a manufacturer of electronic fetal heart and other electronic monitors, and its Sherwood Medical Company subsidiary, a manufacturer of dental and medical needles and instruments.
Representation of General Motors Corporation in cases concerning the manufacture and design of cars, trucks and their components, including brakes, steering mechanisms, wheels and seatbelts.
Representation of GATX Corporation in cases arising out of the manufacture and maintenance of railroad tank cars by workers comp lawyers.
Representation of Westinghouse Electric Corporation in cases concerning electrical and other heavy equipment designed or manufactured by Westinghouse.
Counseling and advising major food processing and retail distribution companies concerning product recall and tampering issues.
Representation of the American Association of Blood Banks in litigation involving transfused blood contaminated by HIV and counseling regarding trade association liability arising out of the promulgation of industry standards and guidelines.
Representation of Daubert Chemical Company in asbestos litigation.
Representation of Perkins & Will in suits involving the allegedly faulty design of the Amoco building in Chicago.
Real Estate and Construction
Representation of one of the world’s largest banks in a major foreclosure case that also included fraud, conversion, and breach of contract claims against the borrower, as well as substantial lender liability defenses and counterclaims that sought more than a billion dollars in compensatory and punitive damages against the bank. After a six-week bench trial in Indiana state court, the court issued a decision in favor of the bank on all claims. The litigation marked this foreign bank’s first major involvement with litigation in the United States.
Representation of contractors, developers and architects in a wide range of construction contract and other disputes regarding a variety of large projects including bridge, tunnel, road, water reclamation plant, hospital, school, office, industrial, department store and residential construction or renovation projects.
Representing a wide range of lenders and borrowers in connection with loan enforcement and lender liability issues including counseling, negotiation and litigation.