Overview

Reminger’s Product Liability attorneys are nationally recognized, and have the experience necessary to handle the complex issues inherent in product liability actions.

Reminger is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® awarded the firm with a number of national and regional rankings for 2020.  As part of those rankings, our Product Liability Litigation Practice Group is ranked as Metropolitan Cleveland Tier 1 and Metropolitan Cincinnati Tier 3.

Clients have come to rely on Reminger’s Product Liability attorneys’ skill and expertise to handle any product liability matter.  For more than 50 years, Reminger has represented a large breadth of product liability clients including the defense of claims against international manufacturers and distributors of automobiles, boats, recreational vehicles, household consumer products, and industrial machinery. Clients entrust Reminger with the defense of their products in claims for personal injury, wrongful death and significant subrogation claims.  We have extensive experience representing defendants in class action and MDL cases. In addition, Reminger attorneys have successfully tried and obtained defense verdicts on behalf of our clients in numerous high-risk, high-exposure cases.

Our practice group’s national reputation is demonstrated not only in that we are known throughout the legal community, but that our attorneys have appeared before industry groups, standard making bodies, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, to address issues of product recalls and nationwide corrective action programs. 

Client Materials

Click here to download a copy of our Products Liability Summary of Law for Indiana.

Click here to download a copy of our Products Liability Summary of Law for Kentucky.

Click here to download a copy of our Products Liability Summary of Law for Ohio.

Representative Matters

Obtained a defense verdict in the alleged wrongful death of an eighteen-month-old in federal court on behalf of a sporting goods manufacturer.  

Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an automobile manufacturer in a traumatic brain injury case involving an allegedly defective airbag.

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of automobile manufacturer on an airbag claim.

Obtained directed verdict on behalf of sporting goods manufacturer on fire damage claim.

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of battery manufacturer in federal court.  

Motion to dismiss granted on behalf of hardware manufacturer and supplier in personal injury lawsuit.

Obtained a defense verdict at trial in wrongful death claim on behalf of a commercial garage door opener.

Obtained defense verdict at trial on behalf of a lawn mower manufacturer against claims of bodily injury/amputation.

Successfully defended numerous claims of sudden acceleration against various automobile manufacturers.

Honors & Recognitions

  • 25 of our attorneys have been recognized as Super Lawyers.
  • 6 of our attorneys have been listed in Best Lawyers in America.
  • Practice Group Leader Hugh Bode is a member of PLAC (Product Liability Advisory Committee).

Representative Clients

Representative Clients: American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Bradford White Corporation, Conair (Cuisinart), Gould, Inc., Heil Co., Hyundai Motors America, Kia Motors of America, Mannessman Demag AG, Mazda Motor America Inc., Mercedes Benz USA, Mitsubishi, Porsche Cars North America, Saint Gobain Corp, Subaru of America, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Volkswagen of America, Volvo Cars of North America, Wal-Mart, Wellcraft Marine 

Insurance Carriers/TPAs: Allianz Insurance, Hartford, Tokyo Fire and Marine, Travelers

Testimonials

“On any product liability case that I have ever had to assign, Hugh Bode has done a fabulous job in service and results.”
-Lisa, Senior Claims Adjuster

Results

News

News

Events

  • Lemon Law and Administrative Regulations Governing Motor Vehicle Repairs
    Columbus, OH, Oct 13, 2016
  • Lemon Law, Motor Vehicle Repair Acts, and Federal Warranty Acts affecting the Consumer
    Gilbride Company CLE, Independence, OH, May 13, 2015
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act
    Automotive Service Association of Ohio, Cincinnati, OH, Nov 12, 2014
  • Common Mistakes that Lead to Liability for Automobile Dealers and Service Companies
    Automotive Service Association of Ohio, Cincinnati, OH, Nov 12, 2014
  • Pre-Suit Negotiations in Auto, Products Liability and Warranty Claims
    Seminar, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 24, 2014
  • The Consumer Sales Practices Act and the Ramification for Practicing Attorneys
    CLE - Cleveland, OH, Nov 15, 2013
  • Electronic Discovery
    Bluegrass Claims Association - Lexington, KY, Oct 18, 2012
  • Product Liability Law
    Moen Inc. in-house seminar - North Olmsted, OH, Sep 1, 2011
  • DRI Products Liability Seminar - New Orleans, LA, Apr 8, 2011
  • The Automobile "Lemon Law" and the need for service documentation
    Jun 2, 2009
  • The Lost Art of Voir Dire
    Mar 27, 2009

Insights

Publications

  • Products Liability Practice Group Newsletter, Dec 16, 2016
  • Jun 26, 2015
  • Newsletter, Jun 6, 2014
  • Reminger Client Tools, Nov 15, 2013
  • Reminger Products Liability Practice Group Spring/Summer Newsletter, Jun 21, 2013
  • Published Case: Ford Motor Credit Co., et al. v. Ryan 189 Ohio App. 3d 560, 2010-Ohio-4601, May 2, 2011
  • Ohio Products Liability Law Monograph
    Reminger Client Tools, Apr 1, 2011
  • Kentucky Products Liability Law Monograph
    Reminger Client Tools, Apr 1, 2011
  • 50 State Overview of Joint and Several Liability
    Reminger Client Tool, Dec 1, 2010
  • Zippo and Internet Activity , the New Language of Personal Jurisdiction
    For the Defense in-house Defense Counsel Quarterly-Defense Research Institute- April 2010, Mar 9, 2010
  • "Discovery Rule" did not toll statute of limitations for claim arising out of work place chemical exposure
    Published case Doane, et al. v. Givaudan Flavors Corp., et al. 184 Ohio App. 3d 26, 2009-Ohio-4989, Jan 18, 2010
  • 50 State Survey of Statutes of Repose for Product Liability and Improvement to Real Estate
    Dec 1, 2009
  • "Owner Not Required to Allege that Settlement Extinguished Manufacturer's and Seller's Liability in Cause of Action for Contribution Claim."
    May 27, 2009
  • Ohio Tort Reform and Products Liability
    May 13, 2009
  • A User's Guide to the Medicare/Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007
    May 4, 2009
  • "A Trial Court May Allow Discovery to Go Forward in Relation to the Parties not Bound by Arbitration Agreement"
    Published case-Slusher v. Ohio Valley Propane Services 177 Ohio App. 3d 852, 2008-Ohio-41, Dec 8, 2008

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