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.
- Jason M. Kirby has defended several companies in the superior courts of both Oakland and San Francisco relating to product defect allegations regarding the inclusion of asbestos in building materials.