Holding manufacturers accountable for the quality of their products
Each year thousands of products are recalled due to inferior performance, poor quality, faulty designs, and other defects. When manufacturers fail to take responsibility for products that do not perform as promised or advertised, consumers must either repair the product at their own expense or buy a new one. Fortunately, there are multiple remedies under the law for consumers to hold manufacturers accountable.
Lieff Cabraser's Defective Products Practice Group
Successfully recovering consumers' economic losses
Lieff Cabraser has successfully litigated and settled hundreds of class action lawsuits in federal and state courts, including dozens of cases requiring manufacturers to remedy a defect, extend warranties, and refund to consumers the cost of repairing the defective product. Working with co-counsel, we have achieved judgments and settlements that have recovered more than $4.7 billion in cash in these cases, as well as other valuable relief, such as product fixes and extended warranties.
Knowledge across industries and an outstanding reputation
The product defect cases handled by Lieff Cabraser span a wide range of industries and goods from faulty pipes, furnaces, shingles, decks, railings and other home construction products, to computers, computer components, appliances and other electronic devices, and to tires and vehicles of all kinds. Commenting on the work of Lieff Cabraser in one such case, the Court stated,
"The attorneys who were involved in the resolution of the case certainly entered the case with impressive reputations and did nothing in the course of their work on this case to diminish these reputations, but underlined, in my opinion, how well-deserved those reputations are."
In another case where plaintiffs were represented by a defective product lawyer from Lieff Cabraser, the Court noted,
"I want to come back to something that I observed in this case firsthand for a long time now. I think you've done an excellent job in the case as class counsel and the class has been well represented having your and your firm in the case."