Defending products liability claims has been a cornerstone of Greene Espel’s practice since our founding in 1993. Manufacturers and other businesses turn to us when they face product defect allegations brought by individuals, by large groups of plaintiffs, or as putative class actions.
We have handled personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, and economic loss claims involving:
- Food and agricultural products;
- Medical devices and pharmaceuticals;
- Consumer and professional safety equipment;
- Hospital and surgical equipment;
- Chemicals and petroleum products;
- Telecommunications switching equipment;
- Consumer goods and appliances;
- Security, alarm, and monitoring systems;
- Heavy construction and agricultural equipment;
- Fires and explosions in commercial and industrial applications;
- Industrial and manufacturing equipment;
- Construction sites and building materials;
- Prisons and detention facilities; and
- Underground water and sewage pipelines.
We regularly defend product liability cases both in Minnesota and around the country. We also maintain relationships with local counsel around the country, and follow developments in product liability law nationwide, so that we are ready to assist immediately wherever we are needed.
Major national manufacturers have asked us to serve as national counsel defending class action, mass tort, and other large-scale litigation involving numerous claims.
“What’s next?” Greene Espel can guide you through the appellate process, providing an objective assessment of the pivotal issues, developing a strategy based on how appellate judges are likely to view a case in light of legal, institutional, and policy considerations, and advocating effectively.
Our business litigation practice embraces the wide variety of commercial disputes facing private and public companies today. Areas of particular expertise include intellectual property, antitrust, securities, employment, professional liability, and construction disputes.
Clients regularly turn to Greene Espel when faced with high-stakes, class-action litigation. Greene Espel attorneys have defended dozens of putative class actions in federal and state courts all across the country.
Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes Greene Espel for Litigation in Minnesota; Jeanette Bazis, Sybil Dunlop, and Kate Swenson Named Notable Practitioners
This year’s recognition highlights the firm’s “widely respected litigation group able to provide expertise across a range of commercial disputes, including both class actions and single-plaintiff claims.”
Faris Rashid Recognized by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as a 2023 40 Under 40 Honoree
Business Journal editors pick 40 leaders under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellent professional accomplishments while also working to further their communities.
X. Kevin Zhao Appointed to the Commission on Judicial Selection
The Commission solicits, considers, and recommends candidates to the Governor for vacancies in the district courts and the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals.
In addition to litigation costs and damages, our attorneys understand the consequences of negative publicity in product-liability actions. We move swiftly and work closely with clients to assess risks, minimize exposure, and develop and implement a strategy to resolve the dispute or win at trial.