Products and Consumer Liability Defense

Who We Are

The products and consumer liability defense attorneys at Norris McLaughlin are trial and appellate attorneys with many years of experience in a broad range of products liability, consumer, State Multi-County, Federal Multi-District, and class action defense litigation. Our attorneys defend all types of claims arising from the design, manufacture, distribution, advertising, promotion, labeling, sale and utilization of products and services.  We have experience as lead counsel and as local members of national virtual law firm teams.  Our litigators strive to develop early exit strategies and have successfully obtained early dismissals based on lack of jurisdiction, failure to state a claim, and other early motion practice.  We are well-versed in removing cases to federal court when advantageous to the client.   

Our products and consumer defense team includes the co-author of Gann Law Books’ annual publication, New Jersey Products Liability & Toxic Torts Law (Dreier, Karg, Keefe and Katz, Gann Law Books) (2021).  Our attorneys have served in leadership roles for state-wide products liability-related groups, have participated nationally in products-related groups, and have formally studied and worked in technical fields.  

What We Do

Our products and consumer liability defense experience includes the following subject areas, among others:

  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Equipment/Devices
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment
  • Chemicals and Chemical Processing Equipment
  • Food Products, Equipment & Refrigeration
  • Vehicles & Related Equipment & Accessories
  • Buses & Truck Trailers
  • Marine Engines
  • Leisure Equipment
  • Drilling Equipment
  • Component Parts & Fasteners
  • Building/Construction Materials
  • Asbestos
  • Business Machines 
  • Appliances
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Consumer Products
  • Industrial Products
  • Tobacco Products
  • Consumer Fraud 
  • Telephone Communications Protection Act “TCPA” (Junk Fax/Robo Call) 
  • Statutory and Regulatory Claims
  • Product Recalls
  • Contractual Claims, Indemnity, and Warranty 
  • Class Actions

Who We Help

We work closely with manufacturers, distributors, and sellers to protect the public perception and integrity of their companies and products; counsel them in the production, sale and promotion of safe and compliant products; and protect their corporate interests. We also offer planning and pro-active measures to assist our clients with compliance, recalls, and the avoidance of unnecessary claims and expense.  Our attorneys can assist manufacturers, distributors and sellers with risk assessment and mitigation, and the negotiation of supply or distribution agreements. We can add attorneys to any team to handle related issues, such as the protection of intellectual property and business relationships.  

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