Products Liability

Products Liability

Our firm’s products liability attorneys have long defended manufacturers and their insurers in a wide range of products cases including drug and medical device, food products, automotive, cosmetics, child safety devices and mechanical equipment. Leake & Andersson represents large and small companies, and we have the resources to manage litigation ranging from individual claims to class actions and multi-district litigation.

Drug and Medical Devices

Leake & Andersson’s products liability team has substantial experience litigating the technical aspects of drug and medical devices. Our attorneys efficiently handle all types of drug and medical device cases in ordinary, class action and multi-district proceedings at the state and federal level. Our experience includes the defense of drug and medical device manufacturers, distributors, vendors, and insurance carriers.

Automotive

Leake & Andersson attorneys have been representing the interests of automobile and off-road vehicle manufacturers for over 40 years. Our firm offers comprehensive pre-trial and trial representation in numerous automobile products liability matters, including the following:

  • Airbags and Restrain Systems
  • Crashworthiness
  • Brake Systems
  • Ignition Switches
  • Fuel Systems, including post-collision fuel-fed fires
  • Child Restrains Systems and Seats
  • Tires

Environmental

Represents manufacturers, processors, transporters, distributors, sellers and others against claims based on the discharge, handling, transportation, disposal, storage and use of chemicals, materials and substances claimed to be toxic or hazardous to human health or the environment. Represents primary and excess insurers in defending against first party, third party and government agency claims for insurance coverage, property damage and personal injury arising out of environmental claims and damages, including indoor air quality litigation such as involving mold and mildew. Represents clients in defending against administrative and other proceedings brought by governmental agencies for alleged violations of federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Food Products Litigation

The firm’s attorneys have a particularized expertise defending food manufacturers, distributors and retailers in claims and litigation involving contaminated and defective food and beverage products, labeling and product recalls. We are well versed in regulations impacting the food, beverage and consumer products industry, as well as local, state and federal laws governing such claims and litigation. Our attorneys also participate in class action litigation within the industry and stay abreast of important rulings and decisions that will affect current and future lawsuits.