Defense Prevails in Mobile Home Product Liability Case
Obtained a defense verdict in a product liability case following a week-long jury trial. The case involved product liability and warranty claims arising out of the manufacture of a mobile home. The plaintiffs claimed that the home was defectively designed and manufactured by our client and that the defects created violations of Florida warranty statutes and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The plaintiffs claimed respiratory illness, property damage and the need to move out of the property at the recommendation of an indoor air quality expert, which led to the eventual foreclosure of the home. Two other defendants settled within weeks of the trial, leaving our client as the sole target. The defense was able to switch tactics and point to the empty chairs at trial. After a week-long trial, with six expert witnesses, the jury returned a defense verdict.