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.
December 4, 2001, Andrews Automotive Litigation Reporter, notes that a state court jury in Nevada rejected defect claims involving the seat belts, roof height and sunroof design in a 1988 Honda Prelude, deciding in favor of the automaker and the seat belt manufacturer. Paul G. Cereghini and Thomas C. Howard , Phoenix partners, were lead counsel in the case. The defendants were granted a directed verdict on a failure-to-warn claim, and the jury took only 2 hours to decide in favor of our clients. The Reporter quoted Paul Cereghini, "The plaintiffs' witnesses were inconsistent with one another, and their testimony was inconsistent with the physical evidence. On the other hand, the physical evidence was unbiased, consistent and very clear in telling us that Mr. Camp was not wearing his seat belt."