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Torts, Insurance & Products Liability

Hodgson Russ’s Torts, Insurance & Products Liability Practice has a wealth of experience handling major liability exposure claims on behalf of corporations, insurers, self-insureds, lawyers, accountants, and other professionals and individuals. We have a long record of notable successes in a range of products liability, drug, medical device, and toxic tort cases, including long-term exposure cases. We have extensive state and federal trial and appellate practice experience in high-exposure and complex litigation matters.

Our Torts, Insurance & Products Liability Practice has accumulated extensive knowledge and experience in this fast-paced, ever-changing area of law. For example, Hugh Russ represented a large insurance company in lengthy, complicated Love Canal litigation, and Mike Maxwell successfully represented a number of homeowners and landowners in lead paint exposure cases and railroads in long-term exposure cases. Our attorneys also have substantial experience with statute of limitations, product identification, causation, and date of occurrence issues.

We also have significant experience related to fire and arson insurance matters. Playing an active role in shaping the law to reflect the realities of modern-day fire losses, we have successfully protected a number of insurance companies in fraud cases, saving clients millions of dollars.

Our Torts, Insurance & Products Liability Practice has significant experience in the following areas, including contributing substantially to the development of beneficial New York State case law.

  • Bad-faith litigation
  • Employment and business litigation
  • Fire and arson litigation
  • First-party litigation
  • Insurance coverage issues
  • Insurance fraud litigation
  • Labor law
  • Long-term exposure claims, including environmental and other toxic tort litigation
  • Mass tort litigation
  • Personal injury litigation, including defense
  • Products liability litigation
  • Railroad litigation

Hodgson Russ has been awarded a prestigious "Best Law Firms" Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking by Best Lawyers/U.S. News & World Report in the Product Liability Litigation - Defendants category.

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