Represented a tank car manufacturer in litigation that was filed in Louisiana and Mississippi as a result of a tank car explosion in Louisiana. The litigation lasted more than 10 years. After a three-and-a-half-month trial in Mississippi involving 4,000 plaintiffs, the tank car manufacturer was found not guilty. A three-month trial in Louisiana of a 16,000-person class action resulted in a finding of 10 percent liability.
Represented a property owner and a management company in a Chicago porch collapse, which resulted in 13 deaths and numerous injuries. Case settled.
Represented a scaffold installer sued as a result of a scaffold falling from a Chicago high-rise, the John Hancock building, resulting in the death of three people and injury to several others.
Received a defense verdict in a class action suit where class members claimed Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome from use of a pneumatic tool in auto glass industry. Jury found tool defective but awarded class representatives no damages.
Received defense verdicts in Illinois and North Dakota in cases where workers in farm equipment manufacturing and computer scrap business alleged bilateral Vibratory White Finger and Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome.