We were the trial and appellate law firm for Volkswagen in World-Wide Volkswagen v. Woodsen, the case that established the current law of long-arm personal jurisdiction.
We regularly defend manufacturers of agricultural and construction equipment in cases where serious injury or death occurred. We understand ROPS, FOPS, seat belt claims, inadequate warnings allegations and similar issues. It is important to vigorously defend the design and integrity of vehicles, and we work closely with in-house counsel and engineers to achieve desired objectives.
Our Experience Includes:
- Defended a German auto manufacturer against class-action claims alleging defective design of cars resulting in an excessive susceptibility to damage and consequent repair costs;
- Defended the largest American farm equipment manufacturer in several lawsuits alleging death or serious injury due to defect.
- Defended a Japanese auto manufacturer against claims of alleged defective design of the driver seat and resulting injury crash.