Products Liability

Hill Rivkins represents insurers, property, boat and cargo owners and other third parties in connection with losses arising from defective design and manufacture. Our attorneys have backgrounds in construction, engineering, and naval architecture, and the experience to prosecute claims arising from dangerous products. We leverage the experience of noted experts with whom we enjoy close relationships to successfully prosecute and defend claims and suits related to dangerous products.
Representative matters include:

  • Representing cargo owners and insurers in multimillion dollar lawsuit against manufacturer of calcium hypochlorite which caused fire and explosion aboard a container ship when product entered thermal runaway during normal shipping conditions
  • Assisting warehouse owner in connection with a roof collapse arising from negligent repairs and pitting caused by defective insulation which becomes corrosive when exposed to moisture
  • Representing property owner and insurer in connection with extensive water damage in skyscraper caused by defective construction/design of bypass hose for a condenser line on HVAC unit
  • Representing insurers and owners of product stored at warehouse when sprinkler head installed at warehouse was defectively manufactured/installed and failed to operate during fire
  • Representing yacht insurers and owners in suits against boat, electronics, and propulsion manufacturers for negligent design/installation in connection with fire, sinking and other losses