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Product Liability

BSP’s Product Liability team has significant trial experience and successes representing major manufacturers in complex tort and product liability cases in nearly every state and internationally. Our team has successfully handled cases involving a variety of product liability, toxic tort, and personal injury litigation claims. BSP is particularly known for its strength in the product-liability sphere, especially in the automotive sector. The firm was indeed founded on the strength of its product-liability work, building an initial body of work for Chrysler Group LLC into an extensive resume representing all three of the “Big 3” auto makers and other major manufacturers.

Since its founding, the firm has represented a diverse group of products, including appliances, asbestos, chemicals, food products, medical devices, and consumer products. The firm is also maintaining extensive subject-matter expertise in unique areas, such as advanced automotive technologies.


  • Significant trial experience and successes representing major manufacturers in complex tort cases in over 30 states
  • Successfully handled cases involving a variety of product liability, toxic tort and personal injury litigation claims
  • In mediations and facilitations, the strength of our coordinated team effort has positioned our clients to achieve favorable settlement results in high exposure cases

Types of Products Defended

  • Appliances
  • Automobiles
  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals
  • Connected Products
  • Consumer Products
  • Food Products & Packaging
  • Household Appliances
  • Medical Devices & Equipment
  • Pharmaceuticals

Product Defense Capabilities

  • Product design process and decision making
  • Development of due-diligence product facts
  • Regulatory aspects of product design, development, manufacturing and distribution
  • Detailed analysis of product performance
  • Proven ability to grasp complex science and engineering concepts related to product design, development, testing, and manufacturing
  • Warnings claims
  • Understanding of medical issues surrounding liability and damage claims
  • Experience defending against adverse discovery requests
  • Preparing corporate witness depositions
  • Skilled in opposing expert depositions and cross-examining opposing experts in trial settings
  • Jury research, mock trials and detailed case theme development to support favorable trial outcomes
  • Fact investigation tailored to the defense strategy

Recall/Regulatory Advisors and Litigation Avoidance

  • Counsel clients during all phases of recall and regulatory matters
  • Proactively advise companies on how to minimize potential litigation
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to minimize litigation costs and damages awards

Representative Clients

  • Detroit Diesel Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Inc.
  • Guardian Industries
  • Heinz
  • Hyundai Motor Company
  • Mercedes-Benz USA
  • Volkswagen Group of America

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