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Products Liability
Kirby & Kirby LLP

Products Liability

The Firm’s attorneys have handled product defect litigation for both the plaintiffs and defendants.  The following are examples of product defect litigation handled by the Firm’s attorneys:

  • Michael L. Kirby represented the tuna boat captain who was a passenger in a helicopter crash into the Western Pacific. The boat captain alleged that there was a product defect with the helicopter that caused the crash.  Kirby was able to secure a verdict of $3,036,000 for the captain.
  • Jason M. Kirby successfully defended a national gasoline distributor against multi-million dollar damages claims against product defect claims tied to its role as a distributor of gasoline containing benzene.  Kirby was successful in obtaining summary adjudication and gutting the plaintiff’s damage claims.  Thereafter, the case settled for a nominal amount. 
  • Jason M. Kirby defended a national gasoline distributor in a case arising out of allegations that the driver of a commercial truck was injured as a result of a defective loading arm at  its San Diego terminal.  The case was resolved for a walk-away settlement. 
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