Manufacturing Litigation Defense



Illinois Supreme Court Upholds the Exclusive Remedy Provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act and the Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act in Asbestos Related Diseases

On November 4, 2015, the Illinois Supreme Court filed the attached opinion in the matter of Folta v. Ferro Engineering, 2015 L 118070. In a 4-2 decision, the Court held that when the employee’s injury or disease first manifests after the expiration of c [...]

Personal Jurisdiction Considerations in Missouri & Illinois after Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014)

On January 14, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014). The background of this case is as follows: Daimler is a German corporation which was sued in California by Argentinian plaintiffs for hum [...]


Phillip Bryant Obtains Favorable Verdict in Product Liability Claim

PS Partner: Phillip Bryant We represented: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation  Venue: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri Facts: Mary Wood purchased a Skil model 3305 table saw for her husband, plaintiff Donald Wood, in November 200 [...]

Don O’Keefe Wins Arbitration in a Product Liability Claim

PS Partner: Donald O'Keefe We represented: Winco Window Inc. Mediator: Timothy R. Thornton, U.S. Arbitration and Mediation Facts: APG International hired Winco to supply 1600 pre-fabricated windows for a New Brunswick redevelopment effort known as [...]

Defendants Verdict in American Puzzle Company, LLC v. Walter Wurdack, Inc.

PS Partner: Dean C. Nichols We represented: Walter Wurdack, Inc. Venue: St. Louis City Facts: This case involved a plaintiff puzzle company who had obtained sanding sealer from the defendant for years.  Plaintiff manufactured unique layere [...]