We have experience in the defense of mass tort and products liability cases involving asbestos, tobacco, silica, latex gloves, welding rods, lead-based paint, and other products purportedly manufactured, distributed and/or sold by our various clients. Our participation in these cases includes acting as local counsel and as national coordinating counsel responsible for selecting, hiring and managing local counsel on a national level.
Case Management and Staffing
It is our belief that the real value to coordinating and managing these cases is the effective way we manage and staff each project. There is rarely one solution for every situation. Therefore, the attorney in charge of coordinating the case analyzes the corporate and product history, as well as the exposure, to develop the best defense strategy. Our team implements a case management approach that streamlines decision-making and ensures that each matter is handled efficiently and economically.
Along with proper staffing and management, a key to our success in handling large cases is our systematic use of technology. The system we utilize was created specifically to manage mass tort and product liability cases, and includes a database used to coordinate multiple jurisdictions, report on the case status, and identify trends in the litigation process. This database system, along with a comprehensive calendaring and docketing system, is administered by professionals who have considerable litigation experience.
Our clients in these cases have included major manufacturers and other industrial companies, various building supply companies, as well as a major tobacco company.