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United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class action: automotive/transport

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: automotive/transport

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP’s 15-strong products, pharma, medical and mass tort practice is headed by the ‘honest, hard-working and knowledgeableSteven Jansma in San Antonio. The ‘excellent’ team is increasingly active in the automotive sector, and handles discovery response, nationwide class actions and product recalls. In one recent highlight, Jansma obtained a favorable settlement for longstanding client BMW, regarding economic loss claims arising from the Takata MDL. In other work, Austin-based Stacey Martinez represented Toyota in a putative class action involving alleged violations of consumer fraud statutes in the marketing of various 2016 vehicle models. The client roster also includes Cooper Tire & Rubber and Walmart. Brett Young joined the Houston office from K&L Gates in January 2017 and Jessica Farley is another name to note.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense

The products, pharma, medical and mass tort department at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP is led by Steven Jansma in San Antonio. The team regularly represents companies from the energy, mining, manufacturing and transportation industries in claims arising from natural disasters, industrial accidents and environmental contamination. Led by Stephen Dillard and Jessica Farley, the team recently obtained partial summary judgment for Chevron Phillips Chemical in an MDL involving claims that groundwater was contaminated by underground storage tanks, which allegedly leaked gasoline containing methyl tertiary-butyl-ether (MTBE). In other work, Mark Baker continues to represent Vicanay Cadenas against claims brought by Petrobras, a Brazilian energy corporation, alleging that a tether chain manufactured by Vicanay broke and caused $350m in damages to a production site in the Gulf of Mexico. Brett Young is another key figure; all named partners are based in Houston, unless otherwise noted.

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