Category Archives: Civil Litigation

Strict Liability and 3D-Printed Medical Devices

Product liability issues related to 3D printing – read F&M law clerk Eric Lindenfeld’s co-authored article in the Yale Journal of Law and Technology. Read the story here!

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Miami Jury Rejects $18.6 Million Claim in Asbestos-Related Wrongful Death Trial

On August 3, 2015, after less than 3 hours of deliberations, a Miami-Dade County jury found Caterpillar Inc., and Dana Co. LLC, not liable for the death of a mechanic who died of mesothelioma after allegedly working with asbestos-containing parts … Continue reading

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Arbitrary Tiered Water Rates Violate California Constitution – Capistrano Taxpayers Association v. City of San Juan Capistrano – What the Appellate Court’s Ruling Means

Arbitrary Tiered Water Rates Violate California Constitution Today, the California Court of Appeal, 4th District, Division 3, issued its long-awaited opinion in the Capistrano Taxpayers Association v. City of San Juan Capistrano water rates case.  Louis C. Klein, a partner … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Attorneys Joseph Macha and Maryam Danishwar Obtain Defense Verdict in Los Angeles County Superior Court

Joseph Macha and Maryam Danishwar of Foley and Mansfield’s Los Angeles office received a defense verdict on behalf of a client after a 3 ½ week jury trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Plaintiff was an employee of a … Continue reading

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MN Asbestos Litigation Update – Jury verdict (Neil Humphreys & Lona Jensen v. 3M, et al.)

On October 22, 2014 after a six day trial, an eight-member jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiff in a Minnesota living mesothelioma case  (Neil Humphreys and Lona Jensen v. 3M, et al.).  This is the first plaintiff verdict … Continue reading

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Minnesota Supreme Court Confirms Reallocation of Damages

A Minnesota Supreme Court ruling today prohibiting reallocation of uncollectable damages will affect the allocation of fault on defendants at trial in asbestos cases. The Minnesota Supreme Court issued an opinion today that will affect asbestos-related cases in the State … Continue reading

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Foley & Mansfield Wins Summary Judgment for City of Fraser

On August 26, 2014, the Macomb County Circuit granted summary judgment in favor of our client, the City of Fraser, in a case brought against Almeda University, an institution with its place of business located in Puerto Rico, in the … Continue reading

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Stellpflug to Present ABOTA “Masters in Trial” Program at DAJV Conference in Berlin

Janet Stellpflug, a partner in the firm’s Minneapolis office, is a featured presenter at the upcoming DAJV Annual Conference on German and American Law in Berlin, Germany. Stellpflug will participate in the American Board of Trial Advocates’ (ABOTA) “Masters in … Continue reading

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Oakland attorneys Andrew L. Sharp and Khaled Taqi-Eddin Earn a Non-Suit on Behalf of Calaveras Asbestos, Ltd.

Andrew L. Sharp and Khaled Taqi-Eddin successfully argued and were awarded a Non-Suit after three weeks of trial for Calaveras Asbestos, Ltd. in the Fresno County Superior Court, State of California. Plaintiffs filed suit for the death of James Phillips … Continue reading

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South Florida Legal Guide Names Three Foley & Mansfield Partners to 2014 Top Lawyers List

Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce that three attorneys from our Miami office have been named to the South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers list. Named Top Lawyers in South Florida are managing partner Virginia Easley Johnson for Litigation … Continue reading

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Foley & Mansfield’s Northern California Trial Teams Limits New Jersey Asbestos Damage Demand

In Kaenzig v. Whittaker Clark & Daniels (New Brunswick, NJ), Foley & Mansfield’s Northern California trial team succeeded in limiting a multi-million dollar damage demand sought by the plaintiffs in this recently decided mesothelioma TALC exposure case. On November 1, … Continue reading

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L.A. Superior Court Appellate Division Reverses Trial Court’s Denial of a Petition to Compel Arbitration of Rosenthal Claims

A recent appellate decision in a Los Angeles case serves as a reminder to businesses with Accounts Receivables to take a close look at arbitration clauses in their agreements. In the matter, Plaintiff filed a Complaint alleging a single cause … Continue reading

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Doug Wah Wins Ruling in Louisiana Asbestos Appeal

A recent ruling by a Louisiana state appellate court highlights the degree of success asbestos manufacturers and other defendants can have  – even in jurisdictions which are historically hostile to asbestos defense claims. Foley & Mansfield partner Douglas Wah appeared … Continue reading

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