Defective Product: Evidence to Verdict (Includes Cumulative Pocket Part) – PDF eBook
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About the Book:
Defective Product: Evidence to Verdict is the definitive resource and day-to-day companion for any lawyer involved in a products liability case. In sum, the book can be characterized as a no-nonsense how-to book and reference for those lawyers involved in product cases. From the simplest tactic to the most complex issues, Defective Product: Evidence to Verdict reveals in specific detail how to seize — and maintain — control of every phase of a case that will affect its ultimate outcome. Raymond Paul Johnson and Mike Eidson have a reputation for winning because they simply refuse to lose. In their dogged determination to avoid defeat, they overlook nothing that might help them gain an advantage over their opponent. This easy-to-use volume includes a Table of Cases, a Table of Statutes, and an exhaustive index.
About the Authors:
Mike Eidson is a Senior Partner in the Florida firm of Colson, Hicks, Eidson, P.A., which has offices in Miami. In 2006, Mr. Eidson became President of the 60,000-member Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA). In addition, he has served as a member of ATLA's Board of Governors for more than 15 years and is currently Chairman of the association's Leader's Forum. He has also served as ATLA's President-Elect, Vice-President, Parliamentarian, Treasurer and Secretary, and was Chairman of its Products Liability and Aviation Sections. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has served as President of the Miami Chapter. Furthermore, Mr. Eidson has served as President of the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association, and has been on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Mr. Eidson is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Raymond Paul Johnson is a California trial lawyer with offices in Los Angeles. His practice emphasizes the areas of products liability, aviation law, commercial litigation, professional malpractice, wrongful termination, and technology-related matters. Over the years, Ray has represented clients in lawsuits involving numerous Fortune 500 companies and every major worldwide automobile manufacturer; he has won precedent-setting verdicts in products, government liability, aviation, and other cases. Ray is currently chairman of the Products Liability Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Attorneys Information Exchange Group, the Safety Attorneys Federation, the California Trial Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and the Lawyer-Pilots' Bar Association. He is also a Founder of the Institute for Injury Reduction in Washington, D.C.
Praise for Defective Product: Evidence to Verdict:
"To win for their clients and to force corporate change, trial lawyers need a battle plan, and Defective Product: Evidence to Verdict is it. This book is a step-by-step "how to" manual for pursuing the arduous, demanding, and often frustrating process of litigating against corporate wrongdoers companies which, because of profit-driven greed, criminal coverup or simple indifference, have placed unsafe products in the environment and then turned their backs on the severely injurious or fatal consequences.
In this book the authors - themselves highly experienced and effective product-liability trial lawyers provide a thorough, practical road map for attaining that expertise. Whether new to the product litigation arena or already seasoned participants, attorney readers will find in Evidence to Verdict a wealth of experience, example, and good sense to guide them through the thickets and around the snares of any product liability lawsuit.
How has applicable product liability law evolved? How should a potential case be evaluated? What strategies of discovery will lead most incisively to revealing the manufacturer's wrongdoing? How can computers and computer databases be used? How can a lawyer use patents, not only to demonstrate state of the art, but also as a basis from which to examine defendants on the proper standard of care to be applied?
These are just a few of the areas covered in Defective Product: Evidence to Verdict. The attorney who chooses to enter the product-liability lists against an errant manufacturer will want to keep this book close at hand throughout the battle. It will prove to be an invaluable, no-nonsense companion."
- Ralph Nader, Center for the Study of Responsive Law, Washington DC
"The most scientifically informative and well-written book on product liability litigation that has ever been written"
- Anthony Sances, Jr. Ph.D., Biomechanics Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin
"One of the best books on the market, It should be on the library of all personal injury lawyers."
- J Franklin Long, Past President, Mountain State Bar West Virginia