Product Liability

First Care Medical Clinic, Inc. v. [Intentionally omitted]

This product liability action was brought in U.S. District Court in the Western District of North Carolina against CLF’s client who manufactures medical diagnostic blood analyzers. The plaintiff alleged manufacturing and design defects. Mr. Canter moved for summary judgment on behalf of the defendant manufacturer, argued the motion and the action was dismissed.

Magic Bus Tours, Inc. v. Atlantic Detroit Diesel, Inc.

This case, venued in U.S. District Court (S.D.N.Y.), involved a catastrophic fire of a tour bus due to the defective installation of a turbo charger. Upon conclusion of discovery, Mr. Canter obtained a settlement of $150,000 for the plaintiff.

Mollandin v. Bauce TRL S.p.A.

Mr. Canter defended an Italian manufacturer of leather drying equipment in a product liability case in Illinois in which the plaintiff's hand was completely severed. After discovery proceedings, Mr. Canter was able to prove enormous misuse and alteration of the product by plaintiff's employer. Consequently, the case settled for the nominal amount of $5,000.

Pere v. Nuovo Pignone S.p.A.

This product liability defense matter involved the explosion of a starter turbine on an oil rig off the coast of Angola, West Africa. An engineer on the rig was killed in the explosion and his estate commenced a wrongful death action in New Orleans, La., where the decedent had resided. Mr. Canter defended the manufacturer of the turbine — Nuovo Pignone S.p.A. — and after extensive discovery proceedings, secured a dismissal of the complaint based upon the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Carrero v. Universal Play Systems, Inc. et al.[Defense Verdict]

This case involved a six‑year‑old boy who suffered a spiral fracture to his femur when he fell off a slide in a playground. Mr. Canter defended the product manufacturer’s sales representative in Westchester County, N.Y. After a week of testimony and 1½ days of deliberation, Mr. Canter obtained a defense verdict.

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