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Jones Day
1420 PEACHTREE STREET, N.E., SUITE 800
ATLANTA, GA 30309-3053
United States

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United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

With one of the largest groups of litigators worldwide, Jones Dayhas plenty of depth in this area and is able to staff matters with the best lawyers‘. Its experience takes in numerous sectors of the economy, with clients operating in the retail, energy and pharma sectors, among others. In the first jury trial in Massachusetts regarding a foul ball injury, Christopher Morrison and Kate Wallace in Boston prevailed on behalf of the Boston Red Sox; the case involved issues of stadium proprietors’ liability. Elsewhere, Karen Hewitt in San Diego is representing Walmart in opioid litigation and investigations, while Atlanta-based Stephanie Parker has been acting for Merck in lawsuits concerning its osteoporosis drug Fosamax; in 2018, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal by Merck. John Majoras in Washington DC co-leads the business and tort litigation practice alongside Parker.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

Jones Day has a broad product liability, mass tort and class action practice and is experienced in a multitude of sectors, including food and beverages, tobacco and home appliances. Dallas-based Matthew Kairis recently defended six colleges and universities in class actions brought on behalf of all former football players, in which plaintiffs allege a failure to warn football players of the adverse effects of concussions, while practice head Stephanie Parker in Atlanta is representing RJ Reynolds Tobacco in Engle progeny cases. In other work, the team defended three wineries in putative class actions alleging that the trace amounts of arsenic in some California wines is excessive and potentially hazardous. Sherwin-Williams and Merck are also among the team’s clients. In March 2018, Frank Bayuk joined the Atlanta office from King & Spalding LLP.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class actions: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

The ‘well prepared and thoughtful’ tort litigation and product liability practice at Jones Day is valued for its ‘excellent skills’ as discovery, trial and appellate counsel. Practice head Stephanie Parker in Atlanta is defending Merck in the ongoing Fosamax litigation. Further, a team led by San Diego-based Karen Hewitt is representing Walmart in the nationwide opioid litigation, including the MDL, individual cases and federal investigations, while David Alden in Cleveland obtained dismissal of a wrongful death claim filed against Indivior, alleging failure to warn and design defect claims after a patient who had been prescribed opioid-addiction maintenance drug Suboxone died of a heroin overdose. Other key members of the team include Chicago-based trial lawyer José Isasi II and of counsel Daniel Reidy.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort - defense

Jones Day provides comprehensive advice to clients from a wide range of industries on product liability litigation, mass torts and class actions arising from natural disasters, industrial accidents and chemical exposure. Los Angeles-based David DiMeglio, of counsel Nancy MacKimm in Houston and Sharyl Reisman in New York are the key contacts in the practice. Atlanta-based Stephanie Parker heads the wider business and tort department, and of counsel Paul Pohl in Pittsburgh is also recommended. In recent highlights, the team represented Chevron in a lawsuit filed by the City of Richmond relating to an accidental refinery fire, and successfully acted for CBS Corporation in a lawsuit regarding the liability for injuries caused by third-party asbestos added to a producers’ equipment after its sale. Frank Bayuk joined from King & Spalding LLP in March 2018.