Introduction to Defective Products Litigation



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Course Description

Rebroadcast – October 23, 2020

  • 8:00-10:15am PT / 9:00-11:15am MT / 10:00-12:15pm CT / 11:00-1:15pm ET

This program was recorded on February 12, 2020

Many attorneys wrongly assume that defective products litigation is just a variation of your run-of-the-mill negligence litigation. In reality, defective products litigation has its own unique challenges and pitfalls that litigators must be aware of before diving in. This session is a primer on defective products litigation, including common causes of action in product defect cases, common defenses, proper defendants, and typical battlegrounds in product defect cases.

Attorney William SykesWilliam Sykes
William, who goes by “Will,” is a partner with Claggett & Sykes Law Firm, based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Claggett & Sykes Law Firm handles large-loss, catastrophic injury cases on behalf of injured survivors and their loved ones across the United States. Claggett & Sykes has obtained over $40,000,000 in jury verdicts within the past five (5) years alone, not to mention $60,000,000 more in settlements within the same timeframe. Claggett & Sykes Law Firm’s practice areas include defective products/strict liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, nursing home and residential treatment and motor vehicle collisions, including commercial trucking cases and motorcycle cases.

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2 General Credits

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  1. Strict Liability – Design
  2. Strict Liability – Manufacturing
  3. Strict Liability – Failure to Warn
  4. Related Claims – Negligence, Breach of Warranty (Express or Implied), Violation of Consumer Protection Statutes
  5. Statute of Limitations – Varies by Jurisdiction and by Claim
  6. Typical Defendants in Defective Product Cases
  7. Common Defenses to Defective Products Claims
  8. Battlegrounds in Defective Products Cases – Document Production, 30(b)(6) depositions, Expert Witnesses