Complex Litigation

July 17, 2017

Michael Bai, Dennis Dozis and local counsel successfully moved to dismiss a leading manufacturer of construction machinery and engines from an action pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The court accepted our argument that the plaintiff’s claims against the manufacturer were time-barred because the co-defendant named our client as a non-party at fault nearly one year after filing its initial pleading, in contravention of Michigan law, and plaintiff’s subsequent amendment of the complaint over one year after being placed on notice of the correct manufacturer was also untimely.

July 05, 2017

Dan Kain, Scott Toomey and Rob Wilson obtained a rare Philadelphia County summary judgment on behalf of one of the firm’s cosmetic manufacturer clients.  As the firm’s client did not own, lease, possess, control or maintain the subject premises, it did not owe any legal duty to the plaintiff.  Even if the duty element existed, plaintiff could not establish breach as the firm’s client possessed no pre-incident notice (actual or constructive) of any allegedly dangerous condition on the premises.