(Current Update - Release 18)
One of the key components of success in litigating products liability cases is taking effective discovery depositions. Products Liability Depositions is a book entirely devoted to the subject of how to go about preparing for and taking depositions that will provide you with the necessary materials for building a successful case. The book contains sample depositions from actual cases (FORMS) that illustrate the many techniques that can be used to develop useful testimony. It also provides practical and time saving suggestions on how to prepare for taking the important depositions in a products liability case.
The book also provides a handy source of quick information regarding the legal doctrines that apply to products liability cases. There is a section briefly describing the substantive law applicable to products cases from each of the 50 states. This section allows quick access to answers such as what affirmative defenses are available to a strict liability claim in a given state. This section alone makes this book a necessary addition to any products liability lawyer's office library.
Terrance M. Miller is a Partner practicing trial law with Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur in Columbus Ohio and the former Chair of its Product Liability Group. Mr. Miller has developed a great deal of expertise over more than 35 years in trial and appellate practice involving a broad range of different types of products liability cases and has handled cases in Ohio, California, Texas, Illinois, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, Massachusetts and Vermont. He has successfully tried motor vehicle products liability cases involving such target products as the Suzuki Samurai automobile and the all-terrain vehicles of several manufacturers. He has defended the products of such drug companies as Eli Lily, Hoffman-LaRoche and Hoechst-Marion Roussel, the motor vehicles of Honda, Isuzu, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki and Harley-Davidson, Kenworth trucks and the trailers of Great Dane.
Robert P. Miller is an Associate with the law firm of Rourke and Blumenthal, LLP, where he handles a diverse product liability practice. He is a member of American Association for Justice, the Ohio Association for Justice, and the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association. He is listed as an Ohio Super Lawyer, Rising Star.