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PRACTICES & INDUSTRIES

While our firm is best known for defending automobile manufacturers, our lawyers counsel an array of Global 500 and internationally-based clients in high-stakes, national litigation in a range of industries.

General Liability Litigation

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Attorneys in our general liability litigation practice group have extensive experience with legal and business issues including personal injury, property damage, premises liability and economic loss. Representing insurance companies, private businesses, and governmental entities, our years of experience gained through a defense-directed practice allow us to quickly and correctly analyze issues, risks, and exposures for litigation. We anticipate and vigorously defend claims for damages, including class actions and multi-party, multi-jurisdictional matters. Whether in discovery, deposition, or trial, we aggressively protect our clients' interests by putting in the necessary preparation, asking hard questions, and revealing the weaknesses in our opponent's position.

CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE.
  • Aug 31, 2013
    Minnesota
    A plaintiff claimed that the defendant, a long-term care facility, was negligent in the wound care, fall prevention measures and pain management of one of its residents. The resident in question had extensive wounds to both legs, requiring daily dressing changes, and experienced six falls in the first two and a half months of his residency.
  • Dec 02, 2008
    California

    On December 2, 2008, the jury in this rollover case, involving a Toyota truck returned a defense verdict. Plaintiffs alleged handling and stability issues forced the driver to lose control of his 1988 truck, causing it to rollover after being struck by a vehicle on the freeway.

  • August 7, 2014
    Legal Alert
    On August 6, 2014, the Minnesota Supreme Court decided to follow Minnesota’s traditional pleading standard. In doing so, it rejected the federal court’s more stringent Iqbal/Twombly pleading requirement that applies a “plausibility” standard to claims. Minnesota’s traditional standard is more lenient. It allows a claim to survive a motion to dismiss if it is possible, on any evidence which might be produced, consistent with the pleader’s theory, to grant the relief requested.
  • January 2014
    News

    Mike Madokoro, co-managing partner of Bowman and Brooke’s Los Angeles office, has been selected to the Lawyers of Color Third Annual Power List.

  • September 6, 2013
    Courtroom Divas
    I have an announcement to make. But I am behind. Way behind, and on many fronts. I think my Courtroom Diva-ness was on summer vacation along with my kids these last few months. Back to School brought me Back to my Senses, however, and I now realize the extent to which this announcement is overdue. Better late than never though, right?
  • August 13, 2013
    Articles
    The rise of nutraceuticals in the consumer market has led to a rise in litigation over nutraceutical labeling and marketing. The claims in labeling and advertising for these products provide fertile ground for “consumer fraud”-type claims, particularly in states like California that broadly define a cognizable injury, and generally permit class actions to pursue remedies for such injuries. Continue.

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In addition to providing stellar legal counsel, we integrate our provision of other key services with the work of our legal teams. The result? Highly effective and efficient client service.