PRODUCT LIABILITY/MASS TORTS LITIGATION
When a company designs or manufactures a product that is defective and dangerous, and then sells that product to the consuming public, and that product causes injury or death to an individual or his property, the manufacturer, distributors, dealers and sellers of the defective and dangerous are liable for the injury caused. A product liability action is a claim against a manufacturer or designer of a defective and dangerous product for the injuries caused.
Because companies maintain extensive commercial networks extending across the country, products liability cases involving defective and dangerous products frequently have a nationwide scope. These extremely large or “mass tort” cases are typically handled in complex “multidistrict” proceedings involving hundreds and sometimes thousands of claimants. Trial attorney Alexander Rundlet has participated in the following products liability multidistrict proceedings:
- In re: Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation, No. MDL-2047 (Eastern District of Louisiana)
- In re: Chinese Drywall Litigation, No. 09-200,000 CA 42 (Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida)
- In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, MDL-2179 (Eastern District of Louisiana)
Much of Barzee Flores and Alexander Rundlet’s aviation experience involves product liability litigation because at issue in many aviation accidents are manufacturing and/or design defects in aircraft avionics, components, engines, or airframes. Such cases also involve many claimants in consolidated or multidistrict proceedings and therefore Alexander Rundlet has the multidistrict experience to ensure that individual products liability claims do not get lost in the shuffle of mass tort litigation.
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