Seven Snell & Wilmer product liability attorneys recognized as leaders in Product Liability Litigation – Defendants by The Best Lawyers in America 2020

Snell & Wilmer recently announced that 143 of the firm’s attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©. Of those attorneys, seven partners were recognized in the practice area of Product Liability Litigation – … Continue reading

Posted in automotive, CPSC, FDA, litigation, medical devices, products

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Autonomous Vehicle Industry Advances in Arizona

Uber, the ride-sharing giant, recently announced that it was moving its smart-car operation from California to Arizona, a state with fewer regulations for driverless cars.  The day before the announcement, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles ordered Uber’s driverless fleet off … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Cybersecurity in Vehicles

In response to increasing cybersecurity threats in vehicles, in 2015 the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) was formed.  Its member companies include all automakers operating in North America except for Tesla. The ISAC allows companies to share cyberthreat … Continue reading

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Opening the Courts to Seat Belt Non-Use Evidence

The Texas Supreme Court’s ruling in Nabors Well Services, Ltd. v. Romero, 456 S.W.3d 553 (Tex. 2015) has re-opened the national debate about whether courts should admit evidence of seat belt non-usage in lawsuits arising from motor vehicle crashes. The … Continue reading

Posted in automotive, NHTSA

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Product Recall Trends in 2015

What are the latest trends on product recalls in the United States? Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS writes an interesting and informative quarterly report on this data, and its detail on the first quarter of 2015 is here. Consumer Products. The Consumer Product … Continue reading

Posted in automotive, consumer products, FDA, medical devices, pharmaceutical, recalls

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Snell & Wilmer Defends Ford Explorer Sport Trac Roof and Safety Canopy® System in California Federal Court Trial

Snell & Wilmer attorneys Dan Rodman, Jay Schuttert and Jonathan Murphy recently represented Ford Motor Company in the trial of a 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac rollover lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, … Continue reading

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Snell & Wilmer Defends Ford Focus Roof in Arizona Federal Court Trial

Snell & Wilmer attorneys Vaughn Crawford and Craig Logsdon recently represented Ford Motor Company in a retrial of a Ford Focus rollover lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona in Tucson, Case No. 4:10-CV-00156-RCC. Associate … Continue reading

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Drivers, Here’s Another Good Reason to Put Down the Cell Phone

If you needed any more reason to put down the cell phone and focus on your driving, please read on. Driver distraction is a major contributor to vehicle crashes, including fatal crashes. New studies and statistics prove this. Data is … Continue reading

Posted in automotive, mobile, NHTSA

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Snell & Wilmer Defends SUV Rollover Claims in Los Angeles Trial

Snell & Wilmer lawyers Dan Rodman and Alina Mooradian represented Ford Motor Company in a product liability and negligence case tried in Los Angeles, California. The lawsuit arose from a 2010 rollover accident in which the seat-belted driver of a … Continue reading

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The Need for a Statute of Repose in Autonomous Vehicle Liability

Reprinted and/or posted with the permission of the American Bar Association, July 23, 2014 Fifty years ago, movie magic brought us the story of Jim Douglas, a down-on-his-luck race car driver who woke up to find a white Volkswagen Beetle … Continue reading

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