Defense Verdict in Maryland Products Trial

April 1, 2011 in News

Spencer LLP secured a defense verdict for a major vehicle manufacturer in a products trial that ended today in Prince George’s County, Maryland.  Five children were passengers in a minivan whose window was blown out.  The cause was disputed.  Each of the children allegedly sustained facial lacerations.  One child lost an eye.  The plaintiffs contended that the van’s glass should have been treated with a laminate and that it was too thin for a large opening.  We argued that there was nothing odd or unusual about the glass and that it was appropriately designed and selected.  The jury deliberated two hours before returning a unanimous defense verdict.

Our trial team included Chris Spencer (partner) and Carla Stone (paralegal) from our Richmond office, with support from long-time local counsel Tony Conti of Conti, Fenn and Lawrence in Baltimore.