Product Liability: Winning Strategies and Techniques
In this authoritative guide, two experienced litigators share the strategies and techniques they have developed for handling product liability cases. Product Liability: Winning Strategies and Techniques draws on the authors' nearly 60 years of combined experience. From the initial client interview through every step in building the case, this book provides hundreds of valuable ideas and tactics from the perspective of both plaintiffs' and defendants' counsel. You'll discover: interview techniques that put the client at ease, help you communicate your professional qualifications, elicit the information you need to evaluate the client's case, and generate business while preserving ethical integrity; the kinds of discoverable data a computer system's custodian controls; early procedural choices that can have a serious impact on the outcome of the trial; how to lay the foundation for strict product liability in the plaintiff's trial briefs and instructions; and the six common defenses in a failure-to-warn case.
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The Heart of a Products Liability
Consumer Expectation 411
Pretrial Use of Experts
6 Checking the Conclusions 827
Streamlining the Case
b Jurisdictions That Determine
The Road Not TakenAltemative Design 424
2 Plaintiffs Strategic Response
4 End Run Around the Reasonable
Defenses and Counterattacks Generally
3 DemurrersMotion to StrikeJudgment
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