How to Effectively Protect Your Business From Product Liability Claims
Recording Available: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Product liability laws provide protection for consumers against defective products which have become one of the most common causes of thousands of injuries in the U.S. However, in the manufacturing industry, these laws are constant sources of business risks. The manufacturing industry increasingly encounters litigation for claims of product defect, even for seemingly harmless products. When a product is found to be defective, the same claims tend to follow. Thus, resulting in a growing number of product liability claims filed against manufacturers and businesses.
Therefore, it is necessary for businesses that manufacture and supply products, to ensure the quality and safety of their products to avoid potential regulatory pitfalls.
In this LIVE Webcast, MMMK’s experienced trial lawyers Jennifer A. Creedon and Kathleen O'Donnell will help practitioners and companies understand how to protect their business against product liability claims. As experts, they will also discuss the types of claims and the best compliance strategies.
This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following key provisions:
- Product Liability Claims – Overview
- Product Defects: Responsible Parties
- Insurance Policies that Address Business Product Liability Risk
- How to Protect Your Business against Liability Claims
- Strategies for Avoiding Liability
Martin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney
Martin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney
Who Should Attend:
- Product Liability Lawyers
- Product Managers
- Legal and Compliance Executives
- Product Quality Assurance Managers
Jennifer Creedon is a trial attorney who represents large and small companies, product liability, business litigation, and asbestos litigation. Jen also focuses on regulatory issues regarding consumer products and represents companies that manufacture, distribute and sell a wide range of products.
Jen represents manufacturers and retailers in litigation and compliance matters relating to product compliance issues. Her regulatory practice involves a variety of state and federal product safety, chemical management and related regulatory issues and encompasses compliance, enforcement and litigation. In particular, Jen routinely advises large and small companies regarding compliance with California Proposition 65. Jen also regularly advises companies on market entry analysis and strategy including Safety Data Sheets, labeling and warnings, and litigation avoidance.
Jen has years of experience defending talc defendants as national, regional, and local counsel and is poised to defend any company involved in the newly emerging and new frontier of talc litigation. Jen is cognizant of the high stakes nature of this possible “next asbestos” and is highly vigilant in representing her clients to protect their bottom lines.
Jen also defends construction defect cases regarding residential and commercial properties brought against contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and architects. She is experienced in defending water intrusion, structural problems and toxic mold.
Whether a company’s litigation is confined to one lawsuit or requires a multi-lawsuit solution, Jen can craft a defense strategy that fits the company’s needs. Jen has defended product liability and toxic tort actions in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. She has served as local, regional and national counsel for companies regarding toxic tort/asbestos litigation. Jen has been part of a national counsel team for a Fortune 500 company, drafted nationwide discovery, designed national trial strategy, including preparation of corporate/expert witnesses. Jen is AV-Rated and has been selected annually as a New England Super Lawyer (2013-2018), and has been featured in The Best Lawyers in America.
Jennifer Creedon is a trial attorney who represents large and small companies, product liability, business litigation, and asbestos litigation. Jen …
Kate Wyatt is a trial attorney who handles companies’ products liability litigation, toxic tort litigation, construction defect litigation, premises litigation and business litigation in state and federal courts. Kate prides herself on representing companies that range from the Fortune 100 to small family owned companies, and devising solutions for litigation avoidance.
For more than a decade, Kate has worked to defend products liability and premises liability actions as both local and national counsel in state and federal courts in a multitude of jurisdictions. Kate’s practice has included the defense of complex toxic tort cases including talc matters, asbestos matters, and benzene matters. In that capacity, she has worked to craft a nationwide defense, streamline the discovery process, and has prepared lay witnesses, corporate witnesses and expert witnesses, including medical experts, industrial hygienists, and intellectual property experts.
Kate also routinely defends cases brought against construction companies, contractors, building products manufacturers, suppliers, engineers, and architects involving both commercial and residential properties. Her experience includes defending construction defect cases involving water intrusion, mold, drainage issues, roofing defects, and structural problems. Kate has also defended fire and explosion cases.
Kate’s technical knowledge including intellectual property issues, science and medicine enables her to adeptly handle the most complex of cases and to provide clients with an excellent foundation to build creative and effective litigation solutions. Kate has been named a “Rising Star” by New England Super Lawyers in the area of Civil Litigation each year from 2013-2018.
Kate Wyatt is a trial attorney who handles companies’ products liability litigation, toxic tort litigation, construction defect litigation, premises litigation …
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About Martin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney
Martin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney (MMMK) is comprised of experienced trial lawyers and has an established civil litigation and appellate practice representing clients throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Working in both state and federal courts, as well as appearing before administrative agencies and engaging in alternative dispute resolution, MMMK attorneys represent clients in matters including product liability, healthcare defense, professional liability, premises liability, commercial and business litigation, civil rights, and general liability claims.
MMMK attorneys have been elected as: Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers; elected Fellows in Litigation Counsel of America; are included in the published listing of The Best Lawyers in America; have been nominated as New England Super Lawyers; and received service All-Star BTI Consulting Group (only 375 attorney selection nationally). Our attorneys have served as leaders of the Product Liability Bar, serving as the first Tort Chair of the Boston Bar Association, and authoring dozens of articles regarding product liability litigation, including for the Massachusetts Law Review, the longest continually published law review in the nation.
MMMK attorneys have also served in leadership roles including the Board of Bar Overseers, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Supreme Judicial Court Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, Massachusetts Defense Lawyer Association and Massachusetts Bar Foundation.
Martin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney, established in 1957 by Ephraim Martin, Harold E. Magnuson and Edward F. Hennessey. Justice Hennessy ultimately was appointed as chief justice to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. After 22 years of serving as a member of the Massachusetts judiciary, Judge Hennessey returned to the firm until he passed away. MMMK continues to serve Judge Hennessey’s legacy in providing exceptional legal representation for its clients.